Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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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!
What a wonderful place to visit. The house is amazing - always geared up for children with a quiz to keep them entertained.
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Getting Here

Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, with easy access from the A64. 

Coach drivers should approach Castle Howard via Malton to avoid narrow arches. 

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:

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