Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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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.

As well as the dramatic landscape, Castle Howard is well known for its annual displays of daffodils, rhododendrons, bluebells and roses.

Spend a day relaxing in the informal parkland dotted with statues or admiring the formal gardens and meandering 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.

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