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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.

Coming up at Castle Howard

Sat 24th Mar 2018 - Fri 2nd Nov 2018
From Waterloo to World War II, this award winning exhibition explores the stories of Castle Howard in times of war, giving a glimpse into a hitherto unknown chapter of the family and estate.
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 22nd Sep 2018 - Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Join us on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September for an estate-grown festival celebrating all things apple!
Thu 27th Sep 2018
This September, Friends of Castle Howard are invited to join our Forestry Manager on an exclusive guided tour of one our most beautiful woodlands.
Fri 5th Oct 2018 - Sun 7th Oct 2018
NEW EVENT FOR 2018 - We are working with the Fantastic Food Festivals for the first time to bring a high quality food & drink themed weekend to Castle Howard offering a fantastic day out for foodies, families and friends.
Fri 19th Oct 2018
We've partnered up with Yorkshire Sculpture Park to take our Friends behind the scenes at one of Yorkshire's other great attractions.
Fri 19th Oct 2018
We’ve partnered with the award-winning Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine, to offer Friends of Castle Howard an exclusive tasting evening like no other.
Sat 27th Oct 2018 - Sun 4th Nov 2018
Join us at Castle Howard this October half term for a Halloween experience like no other...
Fri 16th Nov 2018
We warmly invite Friends of Castle Howard to an exclusive preview of this year's Christmas decorations, The Twelve Days of Christmas.