Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Afternoon Tea
Combine your visit to the house and grounds with an indulgent afternoon tea.
Explore the grounds as signs of spring begin to emerge. Open every day from 10am.
Castle Howard
Discover the shops and café in our stable courtyard, with free entry and parking.
Obelisk ponds
Today it is the continuing support of visitors that makes possible the endless task of restoration.
Extend your visit and stay at our peaceful holiday park, perfect for camping and caravanning.
Will, Garden Centre Manager
We're recruiting for a range of roles, apply now and join our friendly team.
William Morris
Fri 24th March
The celebrated Arts & Crafts artist, William Morris was born on this day (24 March) in 1834. Morris and his wife enjoyed a close friendship with the 9...
David Austin Gertrude Jekyll
Thu 9th March
The sweet scents and pretty blooms of the rose garden have long been admired with a huge variety of colours and shapes available; from modern ramblng ...
Crab Apple
Wed 1st March
If you get a chance to take a stroll around the Castle Howard grounds this month, you’ll see the silvery-green tips of daffodils poking through the gr...
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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