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.
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.
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Our spectacular classical Proms concert returns on 19 August. Members save 10%.
Our shops are filled with 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.
Mon 14th August
A temporary display has been put together in the Turquoise Drawing Room to mark Afternoon Tea Week, from 14 to 21 August, a celebration of the quintes...
Tue 1st August
Yorkshire Day is once again upon us, a day when Yorkshire folk, customs and traditions are celebrated across the county and we’ll be flying our Yorksh...
Tue 1st August
The walnut is a mighty tree – an irrefutable statement and one worthy of shouting from the roof tops, or should that be tree tops? It stands, grand an...
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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