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!
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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Family Visits

A visit to Castle Howard is a fantastic way for the whole family to enjoy a day out.

Visit us this summer and join in with our Explorer's adventures.

Spend happy days exploring magical woodland paths, picnicking by the lake and discovering flowers and wildlife in the walled garden. Take a ride on the Great Lake when the boat is sailing and see what spot with the help of our bird spotter sheet and binoculars. 

Discover the house and gardens with our Castle Howard Explorer activity sheet, including house trail, brass rubbing, woodland challenge, colouring, puzzles and activities. 

Ride the land train through the grounds to the lakeside play area and let off steam on the swings, slides, towers and bridges of the high-energy adventure playground.

The nearby Boathouse Café serves snacks and drinks and you are welcome to enjoy your own picnic at the tables by the playground.

Enjoy an ice cream from the kiosk or a sweet treat from the Coffee Shop in our Stable Courtyard. Alternatively, pick up a ready prepared lunch box from the house Fitzroy Restaurant or choose from the children's menu at our Courtyard Café.
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