Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Great Hall
The house and gardens are open daily, book online in advance and save on admission.
Afternoon Tea
Combine your visit to the house and grounds with an indulgent afternoon tea.
Ray Wood
Explore the gardens, parkland and Ray Wood plus children's trails and adventure playground.
Castle Howard
Come and explore our shops; the Carriage House, Farm Shop, House Gift Shop and Garden Centre.
Brunch
Discover our cafes and restaurants with menus inspired by fresh, local, seasonal produce.
Caravans
Extend your visit and stay at our peaceful holiday park, perfect for camping and caravanning.
Rhododendron
Wed 12th April
As we head towards the month of May we will start to see rhododendrons and azaleas bursting into spectacular performance, with many visitors coming to...
Goat Willow
Sat 1st April
I think my love of willow trees first begun when I was a child my brothers and I would play under the falling boughs, dashing backwards and forward th...
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...
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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