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.
See the house sparkle when we open for Christmas from Saturday 21 November to Wednesday 23 December.
Miss Friday Cakes
Browse a range of festive treats and indulgences at our courtyard crafts and produce markets.
Christmas Shopping
Browse our gift shops, farm shop and garden centre for all you need for the perfect Christmas.
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
The Mausoleum at Sunrise
Capture the house, gardens & estate through the year as part of our photography competition.
The Lime Avenue
Mon 9th November
November usually brings the first harsh bite of winter. Freezing winds and cold rain, interspersed with crisp frosty days with some beautiful short ho...
A Snowy Walled Garden
Mon 2nd November
Winter time in the gardens and grounds at Castle Howard proves to be just as busy as other months. There are always numerous, essential horticultural ...
The Tree Nursery in the 1970s
Tue 8th September
I first started working on Castle Howard Estate in September 1975. I was a student of Environmental Science at Bradford on a four year course with a o...
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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