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!
Stunningly beautiful in scale, layout and so on. A day here is a day well spent.
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Opening Times & Prices

Castle Howard is open year round with much to admire whenever you visit, from the magnificent house to the tranquil gardens. Pop in to the stable courtyard for free with its shops and cafés open daily.

Please note, scaffolding is currently in place on the house as we re-gild the dome.

House & Gardens

The house is open daily from 10.30am, with last entry at 4pm. Book inclusive tickets online now. Admire sumptuous bedrooms, great halls and lavish state rooms furnished with world renowned works of art. Friendly and knowledgeable guides share our history and stories as you enjoy the house at your own pace. 

  • Adult - £17.50
  • Concession - £16.00
  • Child (4 - 16) - £9
  • Family (2+3) - £44
  • Under 4 - Free
The house is open until 30 October 2016 and then again for Christmas from 19 November to 23 December 2016. It will then close until 8 April 2017.


The gardens are open year round with seasonal highlights to admire whenever you visit. Explore 1,000 acres of parkland with meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces, temples, fountains and a walled garden which are beautiful at any time of year. Open from 10am until 5pm (last entry).

    • Adult - £9.95
    • Concession - £9.00
    • Child (4 - 16) - £7
    • Family (2+3) - £26.90
    • Under 4 - Free

    Shops & Cafés

    Our range of shops and cafés means there is something to suit everyone, from the family focused boathouse café and toy shop to the takeaway coffee shop, farm shop and garden centre. Free entry to the stable courtyard and plentiful free parking makes it the perfect place to spend the afternoon. In the house, leave plenty of time to browse the gift shop and enjoy a tasty treat in the Fitzroy restaurant. 

    Please check our opening hours page for individual outlet opening times. 

    On the wider estate, forestry thinning operations are currently underway in some of our woodlands, please follow signage along estate footpaths and bridleways.
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