Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Access Information

Wheelchair lift in the house

The majority of Castle Howard is accessible to everyone, with our staff on hand to assist during your visit.

Car Parking
Free parking on hard surface is available to all visitors, with designated bays for Blue Badge holders at the front of the car park.

Outside Surfaces
A paved route in the Stable Courtyard provides access to the cafés, shops, toilets & Ticket Office. A mixture of cut grass and gravel paths in the grounds make them fully accessible. Unfortunately Ray Wood is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with restricted mobility due to uneven terrain. 

House
There is a stairlift in the house which takes visitors to the main floor and the majority of the rooms. The lift can be used by manual wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

We regret that access to the High South, Chapel and the first floor of the Exhibition Wing is restricted. Information on these areas is available to view in folder from within the house.

Translations
An overview of the house tour is available in a selection of languages and can be collected on arrival or downloaded in advance.

Kelly Car Land Train
We offer free transport from the Ticket Office to the house and Boathouse Café & Adventure Playground. The Kelly Car can accommodate wheelchairs and our driver will assist visitors getting on and off the vehicle.

Hearing Loop
A hearing loop is located in the Ticket Office.

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome in the house, grounds, shops and cafés.

Manual Wheelchairs
We have manual wheelchairs which can be borrowed to use in the grounds and the house. They can be collected from the Ticket Office or at the house entrance. There is no need to pre-book a wheelchair, we have plenty available.

Toilet Facilities
There are adapted toilets in the Stable Courtyard, in the house and at the Boathouse Café.

Shops and Cafés
The shops and cafes are all fully accessible.

If you would like to discuss your particular needs prior to a visit please call our Visitor Services team on 01653 648621.

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