Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
Discover the shops and café in our stable courtyard, with free entry and parking.
Winter walks
Wrap up warm and explore the grounds which are open every day from 10am.
Obelisk ponds
Today it is the continuing support of visitors that makes possible the endless task of restoration.
The Howardian Hills
Discover the footpaths which criss-cross the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Estate cottage
Estate properties available to let range from small character cottages to large detached houses.
Tree Nursery
Supplying quality forestry and hedging plants, trees and shrubs for any planting project.
Robin
Mon 16th January
As the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch approaches (28 - 30 January) we take a look at the birds you might spot whilst out walking the gardens this wi...
Cyclamen
Mon 19th December
Keep your Christmas houseplants looking tip top through the season with our care guidelines. ...
Shopping
Thu 8th December
Our shops are the perfect place to find a gift or two this Christmas, from festive indulgences in the farm shop to gardener's favourites in the garden...
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 Annual Pass. Enjoy unlimited entry to the house & ground.
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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