Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Book your Christmas tickets online in advance and save on your admission.
Castle Howard
Visit at Christmas and see our sumptuous interiors decked for the festive season.
Enjoy a twilight visit on 18 December plus join carol singers in the garden.
Our range of shops are stocked with all you need for the perfect Christmas.
Winter walks
Wrap up warm and explore the grounds which are open daily.
Tree Nursery
Supplying quality forestry and hedging plants, trees and shrubs for any planting project.
Mon 21st November
This year we are delighted to have specially commissioned an enormous gingerbread model of the house and associated buildings by contemporary artists ...
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 ...
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 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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