Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
Check our opening times and prices and plan your visit to the house and gardens now.
Brass rubbing trail
Spend your summer on an outdoor adventure, with children's activities taking place daily.
Kayaking
Take to the water and enjoy an introduction to kayaking on the shimmering south lake.
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Caravans
Extend your visit and stay at our peaceful holiday park, perfect for camping and caravanning.
Garden Centre
Pick up everything you need to create the perfect outdoor space from our garden centre.
The golden dome
Mon 15th August
Since ancient times the important features of grand buildings have often been finished in gold, and Castle Howard’s dome has always been gilded - its ...
Canaletto
Mon 11th July
In the autumn of 1738 Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle, swapped the grey skies of Yorkshire for the translucent beauty of Venice, as he embarked on ...
Anna Louise and the Mini Guides
Thu 30th June
I am delighted to be working with eight pupils from Slingsby Community Primary School as they prepare to star as front-of-house guides for us this Jul...
Explore the 79 square miles of the rolling Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Discover, explore and enjoy more with a Castle Howard Annual Pass. Enjoy unlimited entry to the house & ground.
Download our visitor leaflets and map and plan your visit in advance.
Enjoy a day out all the family will love with children's trails and our high energy adventure playground.

One of Britain's finest houses & gardens

Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Visit and enjoy world-renowned collections, stunning architecture and inspiring family stories. Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks, and let off steam on the adventure playground. Castle Howard's changing programme of events and exhibitions offers something for all the family, as well as an excuse to visit time and time again. Many people contribute to the upkeep of Castle Howard and with this comes the challenge of securing it for future generations. Restoration and conservation work to the house and across the 10,000 acre estate, including nearly 200 listed buildings and monuments, is ongoing.

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