Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors to Castle Howard, one of the great palaces of Europe, for over 300 years and today we extend this warm welcome to you.

"Nobody... had informed me that I should at one view see a palace, a town, a fortified city, temples on high places, woods worthy of being each a metropolis of the Druids, vales connected to hills by other woods, the noblest lawn in the world fenced by half the horizon, and a mausoleum that would tempt one to be buried alive; in short I have seen gigantic places before, but never a sublime one."  Horace Walpole 1772

In light of the most recent Government guidance regarding COVID-19, we have taken the decision to close the House, Grounds, Adventure Playground, all food outlets and toilets until further notice. The Farm Shop will remain open and is offering an ordering service. The Garden Centre is closed, however continues to run a local delivery service.

Our Farm Shop is now offering a food ordering service (similar to the well known Click & Collect system) and a delivery service to local villages.
Whilst the Garden Centre is closed, it continues to run a local delivery service...

"One of the top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime" The Telegraph, 2018