Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Carriage House 

Looking for some gift inspiration, then make the Carriage House your go-to destination.


The perfect place to find a gift for that special someone, or a treat for yourself. Local suppliers, as well as select ranges from British manufacturers, with something for all the family.

Check our New Gifts for our latest arrivals and seasonal inspiration.

Located in the Stable Courtyard where you will also find our Courtyard Cafe, Farm Shop, Coffee Shop and Garden Centre. It’s free to access the shops and cafes in the Stable Courtyard with lots of free parking too.

The Carriage House is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm on weekdays and to 5.30pm at weekends. 


Supplier Spotlight - Tweedmill

Tweedmill create a wonderful range of products for the home and garden as well as a beautiful collection of ladies and gents accessories. In our Gift Shops we stock an extensive range of Tweedmill cushions, bags and accessories as well as picnic rugs and throws.

Since the house and gardens at Castle Howard began opening to visitors in 1952, families have enjoyed picnicking in the garden. There are lots of places to spread out a rug and enjoy your lunch or tea in the great outdoors, from the vast north lawn with its view of the lakes and the house, to the banks of the south lake with its fountain, and resident ducks ready to finish off your crumbs, you are sure to find the perfect spot. During our open air summer concerts thousands of visitors transform the north lawn into a patchwork quilt of picnic blankets. This year as well as our Proms Concert we are hosting a free open air screening of La traviata, live from The Royal Opera House, for which you can pre-order a fabulous picnic sharing platter. If you are visiting us with children they will love our lakeside adventure playground where the Boathouse Cafe provides everything you need to eat in or to takeaway and enjoy.

Even if you decide on the spur of the moment that a fresh air feast is the order of the day then stop in at our Farm Shop or Coffee Shop in the courtyard where you will find everything from sandwiches to estate sausage rolls, delicious freshly baked cakes, crisps, snacks and drinks. We stock a large selection of Tweedmill picnic rugs cushions and throws, from Recycled Wool throws to the practical Polo Rug with its waterproofed back and carrying straps, so you can relax and partake of your picnic in comfort and style. Enjoy the summer.

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