Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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All Annual Pass holders are eligible to a 10% discount on food and drink bought in our various cafes and shops
What a wonderful place to visit. The house is amazing - always geared up for children with a quiz to keep them entertained.
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Opening Times & Prices

Castle Howard is open year round with much to admire whenever you visit. Pop in to the stable courtyard for free with its shops and cafés open daily from 10am.

The house is now closed and will reopen in 2016 on Saturday 19 March. The gardens, adventure playground and stable courtyard shops and cafes are open daily.

Please note, the Courtyard Cafe will open at 11am on Thursday 11 February.


The gardens are open year round with seasonal highlights to admire whenever you visit. Explore 1,000 acres of parkland with meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces, temples, fountains and a walled garden which are beautiful at any time of year. Open from 10am until dusk.
    • Adult - £9.95
    • Concession - £9.00
    • Child (4 - 16) - £7
    • Family (2+3) - £26.90
    • Under 4 - Free

    House & Gardens

    The house reopens on Saturday 19 March 2016 until Sunday 30 October and again for Christmas from Saturday 19 November to Friday 23 December.  Book inclusive tickets online now.

    The house opens daily at 10.30am with last entry at 4pm. The gardens and stable courtyard are open from 10am. 

    • Adult - £17.50
    • Concession - £16.00
    • Child (4 - 16) - £9
    • Family (2+3) - £44
    • Under 4 - Free

    Shops & Cafés

    Our range of shops and cafés means there is something to suit everyone, from the family focused boathouse café and book & toy shop to the takeaway coffee shop, farm shop and garden centre. Free entry to the stable courtyard and plentiful free parking makes it the perfect place to spend the afternoon.

    The house shop and restaurant are now closed until 19 March. The stable courtyard is open daily, please check our opening hours page for individual outlet opening times. 

    Please note, in the winter months when the house is closed, the house gift shop & Fitzroy Room restaurant are also closed, the land train does not run and the Boathouse café is open weekends & school holidays only (weather permitting), 11am - 3pm.

    Annual Pass holders are entitled to unlimited free access to the house and grounds during standard opening hours.

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