Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Visiting
Visit the House, Gardens, Courtyard facilities and Garden Centre, open daily.
Castle Howard Proms
Set in the magnificent Gardens of Castle Howard, this spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family.
Afternoon Tea
Join us for the Royal Wedding weekend and indulge in a royal Afternoon Tea with a commemorative plate.
Daffodils
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Mat Collishaw
Castle Howard is delighted to host an exhibition by one of the UK's leading contemporary artists, Mat Collishaw.
Castle Howard
Come and explore our shops; the Carriage House, Farm Shop, House Gift Shop and Garden Centre.
The Great Gatsby
As London's longest running immersive theatre show, this rare opportunity to experience this cult piece of theatre as it visits Castle Howard for one week only.
Caravans
Extend your visit and stay at our peaceful holiday park, perfect for camping and caravanning.
Castle Howard Friend
Enjoy free access to the house & gardens plus a range of benefits as a Friend of Castle Howard.
Lunch
Discover our cafes and restaurants with menus inspired by fresh, local, seasonal produce.
Orpheus
A tale of ancient gods and late night karaoke. Visiting Castle Howard for two exclusive performances
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Scamp
Thu 8th March
In celebrating Year of the Dog we are introducing you to one of our beloved staff dogs each month, this month we introduce you to Scamp!...
Blodwyn
Mon 19th February
It’s the Year and the Dog and we are celebrating all year long at Castle Howard! Each month we will introduce you to one of our beloved staff dogs...
Tue 6th February
On 6th February 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed by Parliament, and was a major reform of the electoral system in Great Britain. T...
Explore the 79 square miles of the rolling Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Discover, explore and enjoy more with a Castle Howard Membership. Enjoy unlimited entry to the house & grounds.
Download our visitor leaflets and map and plan your visit in advance.
Enjoy a day out all the family will love with children's trails and our high energy adventure playground.

One of Britain's finest houses & gardens

Castle Howard is a magnificent historic house in the north of England, the 18th century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape just outside York.

The Yorkshire stately home boasts world-renowned works or art and stunning architecture having been designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built with the assistance of Nicholas Hawksmoor.

The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland as well as formal walled garden and children's adventure plaground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out, plus enjoy a changing programme of events, children's trails and a range of cafés and shops including farm shop and garden centre.

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