Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Special Tours & Talks

The Turquoise Drawing RoomCastle Howard's knowledgeable guides can help your group make the most of their visit with a private view of the house or tour of the gardens.

Private Viewing of the House

Enjoy VIP treatment from the moment your coach drops your group at the house entrance. After a brief welcome and introduction, enjoy a private tour of the house before it opens to the public, followed by morning coffee in the Grecian Hall.

Private Garden Tours

Garden tours can be tailored to suit a group’s particular interests, and can be led by our guides or head gardener and team. Popular subjects have included ‘The history of the gardens’, ‘The Walled Garden’, 'Brideshead Revisited' and ‘Ray Wood’. Please contact us to discuss your particular area of interest.

Curatorial Talks and Walks

Let our Curatorial team introduce your group to the hidden features of Castle Howard, including some areas not open to the general public. Subjects include fascinating stories of the house, family and collections, plus talks about the estate today. We are always happy to discuss a group’s area of interest – be it porcelain, paintings or architecture. Please get in touch to let us know.

If you would like further information about any of these tours and talks and to discuss how it can fit your itinerary, please telephone Group Reservations on 01653 648621 or email

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