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Welcome

Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors to Castle Howard, one of Britain's finest historic houses, for over 300 years and today we extend this warm welcome to you.

Castle Howard is very much a family home, and it is our pleasure to share this magical place with you. We hope you will enjoy your day with us, and take your time to explore every corner of these glorious gardens, the unique and theatrical architecture of the house, the fine art collections and our family memorabilia and stories.

Your support is greatly appreciated: income generated goes directly towards the maintenance and restoration of the house and grounds, securing it for future generations of visitors to enjoy.

"One of the top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime" The Telegraph, 2018

Coming up at Castle Howard

Sat 24th Mar 2018 - Tue 31st Dec 2019
This exhibition tells the story of the fire of 1940 and the subsequent restoration, as well as the extraordinary transformation of the derelict rooms into film sets for both the 1981 and 2008 versions of Brideshead Revisited.
Sat 30th Mar 2019 - Sun 3rd Nov 2019
Join us this year for an exciting new exhibition which celebrates the history of interior design and decorating at Castle Howard.
Thu 26th Sep 2019 - Sun 29th Sep 2019
Enjoy a walking tour of the Walled Garden to discover one of Castle Howard's hidden gems - The Orchard.
Thu 26th Sep 2019
This special tour will be run with in conjunction with Sloemotion Gin. Join Joff & the team to discover some of the Estate's ancient hedgerows, some of which date back over 500 years! After your tour, enjoy a gin tasting session in the Castle Howard Courtyard.
Thu 26th Sep 2019 - Fri 27th Sep 2019
Choose from one of two fantastic autumnal art classes, be coached on the best techniques in how to engage with a range of inspiring seasonal subjects.
Thu 26th Sep 2019 - Fri 27th Sep 2019
Venture into Castle Howard's woodland in search of some of our many different species of Fungi! Have your chance to ask the question everyone wants to know... 'Can we eat it?'
Thu 26th Sep 2019 - Sun 29th Sep 2019
Join us as we celebrate harvest at Castle Howard. With a flower festival inside the House and outdoor activities to complement the harvest celebration this is sure to be a day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Sat 28th Sep 2019 - Sun 29th Sep 2019
Try your hand at the ancient craft of willow weaving with 'Anna & The Willow', and create your own beautiful design.
Sun 6th Oct 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are kindly given the chance to visit our Friends at the Yorkshire Arboretum on 4 dates throughout the year.
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