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!
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Finding Us

Castle Howard is just 15 miles north east of York and easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Coast.

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Travel Notice

Please see below information of an alternative route to Castle Howard in case of traffic on the A64.

: Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

Visitor Information: 01653 648333

It's easy to reach us by bus, train or bike, for more information visit our Good Journeys page.

By car:

From the North: From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the B1257 and follow the brown signs. Please be aware this route includes Sutton Bank which is unsuitable for caravans. If you are towing, please continue down the A19 and follow the signs for the alternative route.

From the South: Take the A1M to Junction 44 and follow the A64 east to York. Continue past York and eventually you will pick up the brown signs for Castle Howard.

Alternative routes (for coaches and wide vehicles to avoid narrow gateways measuring 2.6m x 3.43m (8’ 6” wide x 11’ 3” high):

A64 Eastbound: Go past the brown Castle Howard sign and continue into Malton. As you approach the town centre, just before the Talbot Hotel, take a sharp left into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.

A64 Westbound: Exit the A64 at the Malton/Pickering roundabout. Take the left turn into Malton/Old Malton (ignore the brown sign directing you back onto the A64), and continue into the town centre. At the traffic lights go straight over, and after the Talbot Hotel turn right into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.

You can also take the scenic route, avoiding the A64 and taking in North Yorkshire countryside and villages, or get to Castle Howard via public transport.

Day Trips to Castle Howard

Visit Castle Howard using one of our tour operators, including Grand Yorkshire Tours, Yorkshire Day Tours and Mountain Goats - perfect if you're from further afield or staying in a York Hotel and don't have your own transport to get here.

Grand Yorkshire Tours

The Castle Howard Tour

Book your visit to Castle Howard with Grand Yorkshire and join a tour from York city centre. On “The Castle Howard Tour” you’ll enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside to Castle Howard.

This half-day afternoon tour runs on TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS, departing from outside York Minster at 1pm. The tour includes return travel from York, an introduction and orientation on arrival and full-access House & Grounds entrance ticket at Castle Howard.

For more information and to book this tour, click here:

Castle Howard & Fountains Abbey Tour

Visit two of Yorkshire’s leading attractions on this full-day tour from York.

The day trip from York visits Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Park in the morning and spends lunchtime in the rural village of Kilburn (home of the famous White Horse). The afternoon is spent at Castle Howard, where you’ll enjoy an introduction and orientation on arrival and then have the opportunity to explore the house, grounds and gardens at leisure, before returning to York at the end of a fascinating day.

For details of Grand Yorkshire’s tours to Castle Howard and to book your place, visit, email or call 07773975299.

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