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One of the most beautiful castles I've ever seen. Breathtaking. Such a beautiful place. Ideal for a family trip as the kids loved it too.
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Visiting the House & Grounds

Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors to Castle Howard, Yorkshire's finest historic house, for over 300 years and today the Hon. Simon and Mrs Howard extend this warm welcome to you.

The house is currently closed as we prepare for our Christmas opening and will reopen from Saturday 22 November  - Sunday 21 December.

Geoffrey the Lion
Let kids run wild on our adventure playground and explore the grounds. Meet Geoffrey the Lion on special occasions too!

The Great Hall
From the Antique Passage and Great Hall to the Long Gallery and private Chapel, there's something to amaze around every corner.

Enjoy breakfast or lunch at our Courtyard Café, takeaway from our Coffee Shop or treat yourself in one of our shops.

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 just 15 miles north-east of York.

Whether you're looking for a fun family day out, a unique shopping destination or world renowned art collections Castle Howard is the perfect day out in Yorkshire. 

Castle Howard is also a thriving rural estate with many traditional enterprises such as farming and forestry.  The profits generated from all estate businesses contribute towards the on-going restoration and conservation of 200 listed buildings and monuments.