The Grounds & Gardens
Whatever the weather, the Castle Howard landscape brings out the colour
and drama of the season.
With 1,000 acres to explore, Castle Howard is a haven of peace and tranquility with extensive woodland walks, temples, lakes and fountains.
The monumental landscape offers breathtaking views at every turn, taking in the countryside of the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Castle Howard is well known for its seasonal displays of daffodils, rhododendrons, bluebells, roses and autumn colour and in the colder months, vast winter skies and sparkling frosty lakes and lawns make for dramatic vistas.
Walk the informal parkland dotted with statues and temple, take in the formal gardens and meander through woodland or along lakeside terraces.
Take a look at what you might see in our garden gallery and wildlife gallery. From March to October free daily outdoor tours take place covering a range of topics including The Walled Garden, The Temple of the Four Winds, 20th Century Landscape and Waterways.