Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Plan your visit to the house and gardens now, including during our Christmas opening.
Castle Howard
Brush up on your witchcraft and wizardy and hunt for critters on our trail from 22 to 30 October.
Afternoon Tea
Treat yourself to the perfect festive indulgence with our new Christmas Afternoon Tea.
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Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Queen Victoria
Castle Howard starred as Kensington Palace in ITV's new drama, Victoria.
Tree Nursery
Supplying quality forestry and hedging plants, trees and shrubs for any planting project.
Jenna Coleman as Victoria
Fri 9th September
In the autumn of 2015 Queen Victoria came to Castle Howard - in the form of Jenna Coleman that is. But Victoria’s presence at Castle Howard in 2015 wa...
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 ...
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 ...
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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