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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.
Mon 18th Feb 2019 - Fri 29th Mar 2019
A photographic exhibition on Castle Howard and the Humble Administrator's Garden, which was first shown in Suzhou in the autumn of 2018.
Fri 1st Mar 2019 - Sun 31st Mar 2019
Get more for your Money this March! Friends of Castle Howard will earn double loyalty points on purchases in our retail and catering outlets.
Fri 22nd Mar 2019
Enjoy a day like no other, as our Curator takes you on a journey across Castle Howard's monumental landscape, with a rare chance to see inside some of the Follies around the Estate. After, enjoy lunch in the Grecian Hall and exclusive access to archive material.
Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Roll up, roll up! It's Castle Howard's annual Tree Nursery Auction. Now in its 44th year, get ready to place your bids for some fantastic plants.
Sat 30th Mar 2019
The House reopens for the season on Saturday 30th March 2019.
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.
Sat 30th Mar 2019 - Sun 31st Mar 2019
Celebrate Mother's Day in style by indulging in a unique Afternoon Tea experience in our elegant Grecian Hall.
Thu 11th Apr 2019
Join Assistant Curator, Eleanor Brooke-Peat for an exclusive talk on the exciting new exhibition for 2019!