Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Yorkshire's grandest stately home; check times and prices before you travel.
Family Visits
Enjoy a day out all the family will enjoy, with playground and trails especially for the kids.
Garden centre gifts
Visit our garden centre, farm shop & gift shops for local ranges, quality products & expert advice.
Lakeside Holiday Park
With so much to see and do, why not stay a little longer at our Lakeside Holiday Park?
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Walled Garden © Marianne Majerus
Capture the house, gardens & estate through the year as part of our photography competition.
Walled Garden
Mon 10th August
Along with July, August should be a hot month with some long bright days. Continued watering of tubs and planters is vital along with feeding to maint...
Clock Tower
Mon 13th July
At Castle Howard the passing of time is an experience full of symbolic reflection: a magnificent eighteenth-century house stands on land that was once...
In the potager
Tue 7th July
July can usually prove to be one of the hottest parts of our year with an abundance of colour and variety continuing to provide us gardeners with a wi...
Explore the 79 square miles of the rolling Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Pop in and pick up lovely local produce available from our farm shop, deli and butchery..
Download our 2015 visitor leaflets and map and plan your visit in advance.
Browse our range of unique jewellery, which takes inspiration from the house interiors and gardens.
Enjoy a day out all the family will love with children's trails and our high energy adventure playground.

Yorkshire's finest house & gardens

Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Visit and enjoy world-renowned collections, stunning architecture and inspiring family stories. Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks, and let off steam on the adventure playground. Castle Howard's changing programme of events and exhibitions offers something for all the family, as well as an excuse to visit time and time again. Many people contribute to the upkeep of Castle Howard and with this comes the challenge of securing it for future generations. Restoration and conservation work to the house and across the 10,000 acre estate, including nearly 200 listed buildings and monuments, is ongoing.


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