FAMOUS faces from the BBC were in North Yorkshire this week to celebrate Countryfile Live

moving North for the first time.

Countryfile presenters including County Durham's Matt Baker and Yorkshireman John Craven visited Castle Howard to mark the live celebration of the popular BBC show taking place at the stately home from August 15 to 18.

Countryfile Live aims to showcase the best of rural Britain in a festival atmosphere and the first of two events this summer takes place at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on August 1 before moving up to North Yorkshire.

The Castle Howard event will see a host of activities spread across the grounds of the stately home, including an arena where working animals will show off their skills and a vintage fun fair.

The Countryfile Main Stage will give visitors the chance get up-close-and-personal with the show's presenters who will recall stories and share fascinating facts about the popular TV series.

There will also be a Village Green zone where festival-goers can relax with a picnic and enjoy some traditional country entertainment, as well as a farmyard area featuring farming demonstrations and workshops.

Horse lovers will find themselves at home in the Equine Arena and there will be water-based activities on offer such as canoeing and fishing in the lake at Castle Howard.

Meanwhile, celebrity TV chefs will be giving live demonstrations at the Le Creuset and Countryfile Kitchen Theatre throughout the event.

Organisers claim it will be the 'best day out this summer' and will celebrate the 'glorious Yorkshire countryside'.

Tickets are £20 for adults, £11 for children or £55 for a family ticket and booking details can be found online at countryfilelive.com