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Friends of Castle Howard

Enjoy 12 months access to the house, parkland, gardens and adventure playground and a range of other exclusive benefits and events by becoming a Gold or Silver Friend of Castle Howard.
Our Friends not only get to enjoy one of the UK's finest stately homes but also play a vital role in supporting the work of Castle Howard. Funds generated from the Friends scheme are invested in the conservation and upkeep of the House and Grounds, helping sustain and preserve them for future generations.
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Choose the tier of our membership scheme which most suits you; from enjoying great days out with your family to joining us at our Summer Garden Party and taking part in our programme of Friends tours and talks. 

Benefits for both Silver and Gold Friends:

  • Free access to the house, parkland, gardens and adventure playground
  • Free access to daytime events included in standard admission
  • Loyalty scheme - equivalent to percentage of purchases in the cafés and shops (5% for silver Friends)
  • Invitations to Friends previews, including Castle Howard Flower Festival and Christmas
  • Invitation to the Friends Summer Garden Party hosted by the Hon. Nicholas and Mrs Howard
  • Fast track access on Bank Holidays and selected event days
  • A programme of exclusive Friends events, including tours and lectures
  • Exclusive Friends promotions and special offers
  • Friends newsletter and email updates
Gold Friends can also enjoy: 
  • Priority booking for selected events
  • Two free visits to the Yorkshire Arboretum on selected dates
  • Two free boat trips on the Great Lake
  • Discount on selected ticketed events organised by third parties
  • Loyalty scheme - equivalent to percentage of purchases in the cafés and shops (10% for Gold Friends)
  • Free ticket to the Friends Summer Garden Party hosted by the Hon. Nicholas and Mrs Howard
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Ryedale District Residents

There is a special Friends offer for our closest neighbours, Ryedale District Residents. Enjoy three free children's passes for every named adult membership purchased. For more information please contact our Membership Team on 01653 648621.

 

Other Discounts...

We regularly work with third party organisations to offer discounted rates of a Friends of Castle Howard membership. Members of the below organisations are eligible to claim a reduced membership rate;

- Historic Houses Members

- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Members

Members of the HH can also enjoy one free visit to Castle Howard annually (as per the terms and conditions listed on the HH website).

Discount is subject to Terms and Conditions, fore more information please call our team on 01653 648621.

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Pay by Direct Debit and receive a further 10% off, please contact us directly for more information about setting up a Direct Debit payment.

We greatly appreciate the support we get from all of our members, if you renew you’ll receive further discount on your renewal cost.

Current prices are held until 1st July 2020.

Membership Type  Gold Price Silver Price 
One Named Adult  £85  £55
Two Adults (Either 2 named/1 named + 1 guest)  £160  £100
Family (1 named adult and up to 3 named children)  £125  £85 
Family (2 named/1 named + 1 guest adults and up to 3 named children)  £200  £130
Under 4's  Free  Free
Additional Unnamed Guest Adult  £95  £65
Unnamed Guest Child  £20  £15
Children's tickets apply for those aged 4 to 16

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Notice)

Now more than ever, we are thankful for the support of our members as we try to steer Castle Howard throughout this uncertain period.
A message from Nick Howard to our Visitors, Supporters and Members
In light of the most recent Government guidance regarding COVID-19, we have taken the decision to close the Castle Howard Gardens and Grounds, Adventure Playground, all takeaway food outlets and toilets from Monday 23rd March, until further notice.

The team at Castle Howard have given careful consideration over how we work best under current guidance and we can assure you the decision to now close has not been taken lightly. The situation is fast moving and complex, and we believe that taking decisive action to help implement effective social distancing is in the best interests of all of our visitors and staff, and is part of the collective national effort to help tackle the coronavirus.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and co-operation, we will certainly miss having Castle Howard alive with visitors and will be monitoring the situation and advice and will keep in touch with you all via our digital platforms.
A 12 Months membership at Castle Howard makes the perfect gift for any occasion: a special birthday; Mother's Day or Father's Day; Christmas; or to mark a personal milestone. The recipient receives all the benefits of Castle Howard membership, including free admission to the House and Grounds for a year; plus discounts and exclusive Friends' access and events. To find out more, call our membership team on: 01653 648621
Friends enjoy a programme of exclusive events and activities throughout the year, from a private summer drinks party in the Walled Garden, to Carols in the Chapel at Christmas, and lots more in between!

Coming Up Exclusively for Friends