Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Yorkshire's grandest stately home; check times and prices before you travel.
Celebrate Halloween and bonfire night at Yorkshire's biggest firework party on Saturday 31 October.
Due to some upcoming filming, access to certain areas of the house may be restricted when you visit.
See the house sparkle when we open for Christmas from Saturday 21 November to Wednesday 23 December.
Great Hall Balcony
We offer discounted admission rates if you're visiting with a group of 12 or more.
Garden centre gifts
Visit our garden centre, farm shop & gift shops for local ranges, quality products & expert advice.
Lakeside Holiday Park
With so much to see and do, why not stay a little longer at our Lakeside Holiday Park?
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Walled Garden © Marianne Majerus
Capture the house, gardens & estate through the year as part of our photography competition.
The Tree Nursery in the 1970s
Tue 8th September
I first started working on Castle Howard Estate in September 1975. I was a student of Environmental Science at Bradford on a four year course with a o...
Veg crop
Tue 1st September
The days become noticeably cooler and shorter in September, with heavy morning dew and multitudes of fine silky threads from spiders floating on the b...
Walled Garden
Mon 10th August
Along with July, August should be a hot month with some long bright days. Continued watering of tubs and planters is vital along with feeding to maint...
Explore the 79 square miles of the rolling Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Pop in and pick up lovely local produce available from our farm shop, deli and butchery..
Download our 2015 visitor leaflets and map and plan your visit in advance.
Browse our range of unique jewellery, which takes inspiration from the house interiors and gardens.
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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