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Thu 15th August 2019 to Sun 18th August 2019
BBC Countryfile Live
Event Type: Event for all

Castle Howard will host the first Countryfile Live event to be held in the North, the event linked to the BBC's flagship rural affairs programme will take place from 15 - 18th August 2019.

With over 250,000 people having visited BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace since 2016, 2019 will see two events being staged with one at Castle Howard! BBC's Countryfile is one of Britain's most loved TV programmes, attracting over 5 million viewers each week and this year celebrated its 30th anniversary. 

BBC Countryfile Live Castle Howard will include a range of features including the Village Green, the Countryfile Experience featuring the programmes presenters, the Wildlife Zone, Farming in Action and Passion for British Livestock.The new event will represent the best of the northern countryside and celebrate regional farming, capturing the essence of the Yorkshire countryside, in the county where presenter John Craven got his first break as a reporter on the Harrogate Advertiser.

To book your tickets please visit the Countryfile Live website and for further information please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?
Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th August 2019

What are the opening hours?
Opening hours will be Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th 8.30am - 6.30pm and Sunday 18th 8.30am - 5.30pm 

How do I purchase tickets?
For further information and to book your tickets please visit the Countryfile Live website (

Are there any age restrictions to attend Countryfile Live?
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a full paying adult. 
Children 4 and under will not require a ticket. 

Will my ticket allow me entry into Castle Howard
Your Countryfile Live ticket will not permit you entry to Castle Howard and you will need to purchase a separate ticket

Is there sufficient parking?
Yes, there will be dedicated parking for the event

Will there be a dedicated traffic management plan?
Yes, the Organisers will be working with dedicated traffic management team alongside the local authorities including the police and council to ensure a smooth traffic management plan is operated and visitors enter and leave the site with limited delays

What will I see at the show?
You can expect to see Passion for British Livestock, the Village Green and the Craven Arms Pub Garden. There will be over 400 exhibitors to shop from as well. 

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome! Although we ask that you remain as considerate as possible to your fellow visitors.

Can I camp or bring my caravan to Countryfile Live?
Yes there will be a dedicated campsite. Sign up to our newsletter for further information

Will the Countryfile presenters be there?
Yes we are planning that as many presenters as possible will join us at the Show. We will release a programme of who is there shortly.

Will the programme be different each day?
The programme is designed to be the same each day although presenter appearances will vary according to attraction timetables


Visit the Castle Howard House and Grounds on the same day that you visit BBC Countryfule Live and receive 50% off your admission ticket.

Come back and visit us before 5 Jan 2020 and receive 20% off your admission ticket

*1 ticket per voucher. Show this voucher at our admission ticket desk to receive the discount

Coming to Castle Howard for an event?
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