Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
The house and gardens are open daily, book online in advance and save on admission.
Food Festival
A fun foodie day out for the whole family with stalls, demos, challenges and more, on 29 & 30 July.
Become a Castle Howard explorer and join in the adventure this summer. From 26 July to 3 September.
Ray Wood
Explore the gardens, parkland and Ray Wood plus children's trails and adventure playground.
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%.
Our shops are filled with foodie gifting ideas to inspire.
Discover our cafes and restaurants with menus inspired by fresh, local, seasonal produce.
Extend your visit and stay at our peaceful holiday park, perfect for camping and caravanning.
Fiona Bruce
Thu 6th July
This year sees two big anniversaries for BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow – it’s 40 years since the programme first hit the road and ten years since its pr...
Wed 5th July
If anyone has read a couple of these blogs before, they’ll probably have noticed that I tend to use this blog as an opportunity to sing the praises of...
Dog Rose
Mon 5th June
The prefix ‘dog’, which forms part of the common name of many of our native plants, translates in the botanical world to mean ‘worthless’ in the sens...
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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