Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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One of the most beautiful castles I've ever seen. Breathtaking. Such a beautiful place. Ideal for a family trip as the kids loved it too.
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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.

Please click here to see our full opening times. Please check our tickets and admission page on the day of you visit.

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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Thu 8 Mar 2018
In celebrating Year of the Dog we are introducing you to one of our beloved staff dogs each month, this month we introduce you to Scamp!...
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