Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Friends of Castle Howard

Enjoy 12 months access to the house, parkland, gardens and adventure playground when open to the public and a range of other exclusive benefits and events by becoming a Gold or Silver Friend of Castle Howard. 

A special transfer rate is available for existing Annual Pass and HHA members. Please call our team on 01653 648621 to find out more.

We have made further changes for members who reside within the Ryedale District. For further details, please email

Our two tiered membership scheme allows you to pick the option which most suits your needs and interests; from enjoying great days out with your family to joining us at our Summer Garden Party and taking part in our programme of Friends tours and talks. 

Benefits For All:
  • Free access to the house, parkland, gardens and adventure playground when open to the public
  • Free access to daytime events included in standard admission
  • Loyalty scheme - equivalent to percentage of purchases in the cafés and shops*
  • Invitations to Friends previews, including Castle Howard in Bloom and Christmas**
  • Invitation to the Friends Summer Garden Party hosted by The Hon. Nicholas and Mrs Howard***
  • Fast track access on Bank Holidays and selected event days
  • A programme of exclusive Friends events, including tours and lectures**
  • Exclusive Friends promotions and special offers
  • Friends newsletter and email updates
Gold Friends can also enjoy:
  • Exclusive access to the gardens on five summer evenings
  • Priority booking for selected events
  • Two free visits to the Yorkshire Arboretum on selected dates
  • Two free boat trips on the Great Lake
  • Discount on selected ticketed events organised by third parties
Membership Type  Gold Price Silver Price 
One Named Adult  £85  £55
Two Adults (Either 2 named/1 named + 1 guest)
 £160  £100
Family (1 named adult and up to 3 named children)  £125  £85 
Family (2 named/1 named + 1 guest adults and up to 3 named children)  £200  £130
Under 4's  Free  Free
Additional Unnamed Guest Adult  £95  £65
Unnamed Guest Child  £20  £15
Children's tickets apply for those aged 4 to 16

If you would like to know more or have any questions please contact our membership team on 01653 648621 or 648620 or email

* Loyalty points are accrued at the following rates:
  • 5% of purchases for Silver Friends 
  • 10% of purchases for Gold Friends
** Free to Friends but numbers are limited and pre-booking is essential

*** Tickets to the Garden Party are free for Gold Friends and are available to purchase for Silver Friends

Terms and conditions apply

Historic Houses Association

Members of the HHA can enjoy one free visit to Castle Howard annually, as per the terms and conditions listed on the HHA website. Members of the HHA receive a discount when joining the Castle Howard Friends Membership scheme.

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