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!
What a wonderful place to visit. The house is amazing - always geared up for children with a quiz to keep them entertained.
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Special Views, Talks & Walks

Dig deeper into Castle Howard's unique history. Join our curatorial team as they take you behind the scenes to discover spectacular art, sculpture and architecture, fascinating family histories, and about life at one of Britain's most iconic stately homes.

Explore the wider landscape and step inside buildings not normally open to visitors, enjoy an illustrated talk about our past and gain access to some of our fascinating archive documents.

Private talks and tours take place on selected dates only, or can be booked privately for groups subject to availability, charges apply. Must be booked in advance, please call 01653 648621 for more information.

Bespoke one-to-one visits with our curator can be organised on request. Find out more.

Coming up this season


Castle Howard & The Pre Raphaelites - 26 July 2018

Journey back to a period dominated by industrial, political and social reform. Discover the movement of pioneering artists who were responsible for many controversial masterpieces in a variety of forms throughout the 19th century, and their close connections with the Howard Family.




Treasures from the Castle Howard Collection - 14 August 2018

Join us for a unique private viewing of treasures from Castle Howard’s extraordinary collection and archive. Learn more about some of the most popular items around the house, and discover hidden treasures not usually on display. Explore documents from our extensive archive and get an intimate look at the lives of the people who have made Castle Howard their home.

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Behind Closed Doors - 31 August 2018 - SOLD OUT

Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective. Peak into a world of passageways and mirror doors, you will see Castle Howard from the very top to the very bottom.

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 The Women of Castle Howard - 13th September 2018

Much of history is viewed through the lives of men, and we often talk about Castle Howard in terms of the Earls who have lived here. But what of the Howard women? Often overlooked, their stories are in fact every bit as fascinating and unique as those of their male counterparts.

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