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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.

 

Historic Houses

Members of the HH can enjoy one free visit to Castle Howard annually (as per the terms and conditions listed on the HH website). Members of HH receive a discount when joining the Castle Howard Friends Membership Scheme.

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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.

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

If you would like to know more or have any questions please contact our membership team on 01653 648621 or email [email protected]

Terms and Conditions Apply

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

Fri 19th Oct 2018
We've partnered up with Yorkshire Sculpture Park to take our Friends behind the scenes at one of Yorkshire's other great attractions.
Fri 16th Nov 2018
We warmly invite Friends of Castle Howard to an exclusive preview of this year's Christmas decorations, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Thu 6th Dec 2018
Friends are invited to enjoy a concert of carols by in Castle Howard's beautiful Chapel on Thursday 6th December
Fri 25th Jan 2019
Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective.
Tue 5th Feb 2019
Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective.