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Wed 4th August 2021
August and September Opening Update
Latest From: House & Grounds

Our opening information for August and September

We have confirmed a filming contract that will take place at Castle Howard, which will mean a period of closure of the visitor attraction. We hope you will understand that the decision to take on the filming project has not been taken lightly and we have considered options very carefully. It is never our preference to close the House, however in this particular year, post pandemic, like many other visitor attractions we have suffered a substantial loss of income. Whilst we have been fortunate to receive Cultural Recovery funding for specific projects, we still have an ongoing conservation deficit challenge to address, and the essential income that filming provides goes directly into the restoration of our historic buildings and landscape.

The filming itself will take place between 9th September and 9th October and for this period the House and Gardens will close entirely to the public. The House itself will close for a further period in order for the set up and de-rig of the project, from 16th August, but the Gardens, Grounds and Adventure Playground will remain open for the filming set up and strike period. So, if you are wishing to see the House this season, please do book in before 16th August.

The Courtyard outlets and Garden Centre, as well as the wider Estate walks will remain open throughout the summer.

The Proms and concerts will go ahead in August and we will be re-opening the House for Christmas in Narnia from 13th November 2021. Unfortunately the Dog Festival will not go ahead, apologies for any disappointment caused.

The Castle Howard team have signed a non disclosure confidentiality agreement and all we are permitted to say about the project is:

‘Castle Howard will be closed due to filming. We are not permitted to say anything about this project other than it being a television filming project’

We thank you for your understanding and support,

With Thanks

Nicholas and Victoria Howard