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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.
Fri 25th Jan 2019
Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective.
Sat 26th Jan 2019 - Sun 27th Jan 2019
Castle Howard is taking part in the York Residents Festival 2019.
Tue 5th Feb 2019
Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective.
Fri 15th Feb 2019
Be spellbound by Dr Tim O'Brien as he delivers his engaging talk on astronomy as part of the Dark Skies Festival 2019!
Wed 20th Feb 2019
Join us for a guided trail run around the Castle Howard Estate. As part of the Dark Skies festival we are working with Trail Running Yorkshire and LightUp U to take you on a off road trail run that will take in parts of the Castle Howard Estate you may not have seen before.
Thu 21st Feb 2019
Join local photographer Steve Bell to learn how to shoot stunning night time images as part of the Dark Skies Festival 2019!
Sat 30th Mar 2019
The House reopens for the season on Saturday 30th March 2019.
Sat 13th Apr 2019 - Sun 28th Apr 2019
Keep the whole family entertained with an Easter Egg Hunt around the grounds of Castle Howard.