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
Treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea in our elegant Grecian Hall when you visit.
Our spectacular classical Proms concert returns on 19 August. Members save 10%
This May half term, join Rusticus on an interactive adventure through time!
Extend your visit and stay at our peaceful holiday park, perfect for camping and caravanning.
Castle Howard
Come and explore our shops; the Carriage House, Farm Shop, House Gift Shop and Garden Centre.
Flower Festival
Floral arrangements, celebrity demos, drop in talks & more from 29 June to 2 July.
Discover our cafes and restaurants with menus inspired by fresh, local, seasonal produce.
Estate cottage
Estate properties available to let range from small character cottages to large detached houses.
Tue 16th May
One of the perks of working in the Forestry department at Castle Howard is that, every now and again, I’m allowed to slip away and escape into the woo...
Mon 15th May
Across Castle Howard estate there is almost 2,000 acres of managed woodland divided between coniferous and deciduous plantings. ...
Mon 8th May
The month of May announces itself with a fanfare (or should that be a tinkling of Morris bells?). The bright and colourful festival that is May Day we...
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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