Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
Discover the shops and café in our stable courtyard, with free entry and parking.
Get out and about this February half term and spot the signs of spring appearing in our gardens.
Obelisk ponds
Today it is the continuing support of visitors that makes possible the endless task of restoration.
The Howardian Hills
Discover the footpaths which criss-cross the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Estate cottage
Estate properties available to let range from small character cottages to large detached houses.
Tree Nursery
Supplying quality forestry and hedging plants, trees and shrubs for any planting project.
Bird Boxes
Mon 13th February
Our range of bird boxes provide the perfect place for nesting birds to set up home. ...
Thu 9th February
Although we often associate bulbs with the signs of spring as robust snowdrops and crocuses push their way through the ground after the hard winter fr...
Obelisk Pond
Mon 6th February
The recent excavation work on the Obelisk Ponds, which straddle the Castle Howard Avenue, is part of a large restoration project focused on the Avenue...
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 Membership. Enjoy unlimited entry to the house & grounds.
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 historic house in the north of England, the 18th century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape just outside York.

The Yorkshire stately home boasts world-renowned works or art and stunning architecture having been designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built with the assistance of Nicholas Hawksmoor.

The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland as well as formal walled garden and children's adventure plaground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out, plus enjoy a changing programme of events, children's trails and a range of cafés and shops including farm shop and garden centre.

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