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Castle Howard: Yorkshire's finest house & gardens.

Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, 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.

Castel Howard
Visit Yorkshire's grandest stately home, check our opening times & prices before you travel.
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Castle Howard
Book your house & grounds tickets online and plan your Easter visit now.
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Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
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Garden centre gifts
Visit our garden centre, farm shop & gift shops for local ranges, quality products & expert advice.
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Walled Garden © Marianne Majerus
Capture the house, gardens & estate through the year as part of our photography competition.
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Flower Festival Arrangement
Visit in 2015 and enjoy a packed programme of events for all the family to enjoy.
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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.

Family, staff and visitors all play a role in making Castle Howard what it is today.

 

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