Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Treat yourself to a little Christmas indulgence with our Festive Afternoon Tea ticket which includes admission plus our delicious afternoon tea in the elegant Grecian Hall.
There are some lovely walks around the grounds and there are always some outdoor events in the summer. It's a great place to visit
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Visiting 

Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors to Castle Howard,  one of Britain's finest historic houses, for over 300 years and today we extend this warm welcome to you.

On most days you are welcome to tour the house at your leisure between 10.30am and 4pm with guides in every room. However on selected dates last entry on this basis is at 3pm, with guided tours only at 3.30pm and 4pm. Please check our tickets and admission page on the day of you visit.

Please note: The House is now closed until Saturday 18th November. The gardens, adventure playground, Gift Shops, Farm Shop, restaurants and cafes are open as usual.

Castle Howard
The house, gardens, shops and cafes are open daily. Plan your visit today.
The South Lake
Explore the parkland with woodland, lakes, follies and adventure playground.
Castle Howard
Located just 15 miles from York with good transport links, Castle Howard is easy to get to.

Marvel at the unique architectural design of the 18th century house with its contrasting baroque and palladian wings and dramatic dome, inside world renowned works of art sit amid lavish interiors. The 1,000 acres of parkland incorporate rolling lawns, lakes, fountains, temples, woodland, ornamental walled garden and children's playground. 

A range of shops and cafes provide plenty of opportunity to treat yourself; the stable courtyard with free admission includes a farm shop, cafe and coffee shop, gift shop and garden centre. 

Castle Howard is also a thriving rural estate with many traditional enterprises such as farming and forestry.  The profits generated from all estate businesses contribute towards the on-going restoration and conservation of 200 listed buildings and monuments.

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