Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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It is easy to reach Castle Howard by public transport, with two bus services operating daily from York. Come by bus and enjoy discounted admission!
Super place to visit both inside the house and around the grounds. The free hourly guided tours are very entertaining and informative adding greatly to the experience.
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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.

Christmas House & Gardens

Visit from Saturday 21 November to Wednesday 23 December and see the house transformed for the festive season with soaring trees, roaring fires, glittering baubles and twinkling lights. Whilst in the gardens the trees shimmer with frost and Christmas trees sparkle in the dusky light.

The house opens at 11am with last entry at 4pm on weekdays and 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Last entry is at 7pm during our twilight visits from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 December. Book inclusive tickets online now.

  • Adult - £17.50
  • Concession - £16.50
  • Child (4 - 16) - £9
  • Family (2+3) - £44
  • Under 4 - Free


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 - £9.50
    • Child (4 - 16) - £7
    • Family (2+3) - £26.90
    • Under 4 - Free

    Shops & Cafés

    Check our outlet opening times throughout the festive period and into the new year on our Christmas Opening Hours page.

    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.

    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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