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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!
Lots to see and do, the lake trip was wonderful on the electric boat and the guide superb. One of the great old English houses to visit with gardens to match.
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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.

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.