Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
Check opening times and prices and plan your visit to Yorkshire's grandest stately home.
Visit in 2015 and enjoy a packed programme of events for all the family to enjoy.
Circus Bookends
Our courtyard book & toy shop is packed full of toys, gifts and books for all the family.
Chris Ridgway
Dig a bit deeper into our history and join one of our curator led talks and tours.
Geoffrey the Lion
Enjoy a day out all the family will enjoy, with playground and trails especially for the kids.
Great Hall Balcony
Become an Annual Pass member and enjoy unlimited visits, special events and discounts too.
Garden centre gifts
Visit our garden centre, farm shop & gift shops for local ranges, quality products & expert advice.
Walled Garden © Marianne Majerus
Capture the house, gardens & estate through the year as part of our photography competition.
Lakeside Holiday Park
With so much to see and do, why not stay a little longer at our Lakeside Holiday Park?
Bluebell woodland
Tue 28th April
There are over 2,000 acres of commercial woodland on Castle Howard Estate most of which are managed for the sustainable production of timber but there...
Route Map
Mon 20th April
Distance: 4.5miles (7.2km) | Time: 2 hours | Start/Finish: Coneysthorpe Village. ...
Tue 14th April
Can there be anything in culinary terms, as pleasurable as accessing your own, fresh, home-grown herbs? Think of it, harvesting aromatic rosemary and ...
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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