Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Visiting
The gardens, courtyard facilities and garden centre are open daily, book online in advance for Christmas and save on admission.
Opening Times
The gardens, shops and courtyard are open throughout the winter months. See a full list of opening times for our gardens and outlets here.
Promotions
We've got a fantasic range of pomotions across the estate. Take a look at what's available and satisfy all of your shopping needs.
Garden Centre
Pick up everything you need to create the perfect outdoor space from our garden centre.
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.
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Caravans
Extend your visit and stay at our peaceful holiday park, perfect for camping and caravanning.
Tue 9th January
January: the month of broken New Year’s resolutions, fad diets, health kicks and unused gym memberships. Having over indulged at Christmas we look aro...
Fri 15th December
‘Of all the trees that are in the wood, the Holly bears the crown’ ...
Tue 7th November
The Yew is a tree of mystery. A slippery character, it is contradictory, inscrutable and resists each identity we presume to cloak it with. A shifty, ...
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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