Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
The house is now closed and reopens on 19 March 2016. Gardens and courtyard open daily.
Big Bloomers Trail
Run wild in the gardens this half term and spot the giant spring flowers on our Big Bloomers trail!
The Courtyard
Our stable courtyard is the perfect place to shop and eat, with free entry and parking.
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Head Butcher
Visit our well stocked farm shop selling local produce, estate meat & store-cupboard essentials.
Garden Centre
Pick up everything you need to create the perfect outdoor space from our garden centre.
Castle Howard
Mon 18th January
With over 300 years of history, there is always something new to discover about Castle Howard and our 9,000 acre estate. This A to Z will reveal th...
Castle Howard
Thu 3rd December
Sunshine hours are vastly reduced as this month brings us the shortest day. There is never much to do in the garden at this time of year but on those ...
The Lime Avenue
Mon 9th November
November usually brings the first harsh bite of winter. Freezing winds and cold rain, interspersed with crisp frosty days with some beautiful short ho...
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.

Yorkshire's finest house & 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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