Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Plan your visit to the house and gardens now, including during our Christmas opening.
Castle Howard
Brush up on your witchcraft and wizardy and hunt for critters on our trail from 22 to 30 October.
Afternoon Tea
Treat yourself to the perfect festive indulgence with our new Christmas Afternoon Tea.
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Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Queen Victoria
Castle Howard starred as Kensington Palace in ITV's new drama, Victoria.
Tree Nursery
Supplying quality forestry and hedging plants, trees and shrubs for any planting project.
Jenna Coleman as Victoria
Fri 9th September
In the autumn of 2015 Queen Victoria came to Castle Howard - in the form of Jenna Coleman that is. But Victoria’s presence at Castle Howard in 2015 wa...
The golden dome
Mon 15th August
Since ancient times the important features of grand buildings have often been finished in gold, and Castle Howard’s dome has always been gilded - its ...
Mon 11th July
In the autumn of 1738 Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle, swapped the grey skies of Yorkshire for the translucent beauty of Venice, as he embarked on ...
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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