Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Castle Howard
The house, gardens, courtyard facilities and garden centre are open daily, book online in advance for Christmas and save on admission.
Combine a visit to the House and Gardens with a sumptious Festive Afternoon Tea, available on selected dates this Christmas.
Discover Angels on High this Christmas at Castle Howard from 18 November to 23 December.
New for 2017! Santa will take up residence in his cosy Boathouse Grotto.
Garden Centre
Pick up everything you need to create the perfect outdoor space from our garden centre.
Castle Howard
Plan your visit to Castle Howard via frequent rail and bus links from York.
Castle Howard Hamper
Browse our exclusive range of luxury Farm Shop Hampers. Suitable for every occassion.
Lunch
Discover our cafes and restaurants with menus inspired by fresh, local, seasonal produce.
Caravans
Extend your visit and stay at our peaceful holiday park, perfect for camping and caravanning.
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, ...
Mon 9th October
There’s nothing more comforting at this time of year, when the skies are dark and heavy with rain and the wind threatens to blow right through you, th...
Tue 3rd October
I don’t think I can be alone in declaring that autumn is my favourite season. Winter, spring and summer may have their charms but autumn has a certain...
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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