Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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It is easy to reach Castle Howard by public transport, with two bus services operating daily from York. Come by bus and enjoy discounted admission!
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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Afternoon Tea Ticket

For the perfect day out with family and friends, indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea experience when you visit the house or gardens. Read our Olive Magazine review.

Our Seasonal Afternoon Teas will re-launch later this year. Sign up to our enews to keep up to date with all the latest information.

View a sample Afternoon Tea menu

Specially created by Head Pastry Chef and commended at the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards our tea showcases the freshest seasonal produce and includes artisan breads with a variety of fillings, a selection of handmade patisseries, traditional scone and cream and a range of savoury bites.

Our Afternoon Tea ticket includes entry to the house or gardens as well as our exclusive afternoon tea experience in the elegant Grecian Hall.

New for 2018 - Exclusive Mother's Day Afternoon Tea


Celebrate Mother's Day in style by indulging in a unique Afternoon Tea experience in our elegant Grecian Hall.

Specially created by our Head Pastry Chef, Vanessa Wade, and commended at the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards our Afternoon Tea events showcase the freshest seasonal produce. Your Mother's Day Tea will include artisan breads with a variety of fillings, a selection of handmade patisseries, traditional scones and cream and a range of savoury bites.

Your Mother's Day ticket includes entry to the Gardens as well as our exclusive Afternoon Tea experience in the elegant Grecian Hall. Inclusive Afternoon Tea and Gardens tickets are £39.95pp or £30 for members of the of Castle Howard Friends Scheme.

Make the most of your day with a Spring walk and admire the seasonal beauty of our Gardens.

Please click here to book your Afternoon Tea ticket.



Cream Tea Offer

Cream teas are available to enjoy on the day of your visit in our Courtyard Cafe. Enjoy fresh Estate made scones with clotted cream and jam, and a mug of tea or coffee for only £5.99



Important Information
  • Afternoon Tea tickets include admission to the house and/or gardens
  • Bookings for the Afternoon Tea ticket must be made online in advance. Tickets must be purchased before midnight on the day before your planned visit. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Your booking confirmation or booking reference must be presented at the Ticket Office on arrival along with Annual Pass/Friends membership cards when applicable. 
  • You will receive an Afternoon Tea ticket at the Ticket Office which should be shown to gain access to the Grecian Hall.
  • Castle Howard Annual Pass/ Friends should select the Friends ticket when making a booking. Annual Pass/ Friends will be required to enter their membership card number when making a booking. 
  • Each Annual Pass/ Friend ticket requires a unique membership number. Annual Pass/Friends Afternoon Tea tickets are not available for non-members.
  • HHA Friends must purchase a full price ticket. 
  • Unfortunately we are unable to offer a gluten, dairy or wheat free Afternoon Tea.
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