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Finding Us

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

Visitor Information: 01653 648333

Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64.

From the North: From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the B1257 and follow the brown signs. Please be aware this route includes Sutton Bank which is unsuitable for caravans. If you are towing, please continue down the A19 and follow the signs for the alternative route.

From the South: Take the A1M to Junction 44 and follow the A64 east to York. Continue past York and eventually you will pick up the brown signs for Castle Howard.

Important Coach Driver Information

Please be aware that on approaching Castle Howard from the A64, access is through the Carmire Gate 2.6m x 3.43m (8’ 6” wide x 11’ 3” high). If you have doubts about being able to negotiate this gateway, please approach Castle Howard via Malton.

A64 Eastbound: Go past the brown Castle Howard sign and continue into Malton. As you approach the town centre, just before the Talbot Hotel, take a sharp left into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.

A64 Westbound: Exit the A64 at the Malton/Pickering roundabout. Take the left turn into Malton/Old Malton (ignore the brown sign directing you back onto the A64), and continue into the town centre. At the traffic lights go straight over, and after the Talbot Hotel turn right into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe. Approximate travel times are:

  • York 30 mins
  • Scarborough 50 mins
  • Thirsk 50 mins
  • Leeds 1 hr
  • Whitby 1 hr
  • Hull 1 hr 15 mins
  • Sheffield 1 hr 30 mins

Planning to stay longer?

If you are planning to stay locally, Castle Howard is conveniently located for York, the North York Moors and the coast. Visit our regional tourism websites to find out more: