Marvel at the unique architectural design of the 18th century house with its contrasting baroque and palladian wings and dramatic dome, inside world renowned works of art sit amid lavish interiors. The 1,000 acres of parkland incorporate rolling lawns, lakes, fountains, temples, woodland, ornamental walled garden and children's playground.
A range of shops and cafes provide plenty of opportunity to treat yourself; the stable courtyard with free admission includes a farm shop, cafe and coffee shop, gift shop and garden centre.
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.