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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 - Thu 31st Dec 2020
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 15th Feb 2020
The first of our 2020 Dark Skies festival events will feature Prof Andy Newsam, as he guides you through some of the mysteries and wonders in the night sky. Enjoy a talk and star gazing as we once again host this fantastic initiative organised by the North York Moors National Park.
Wed 19th Feb 2020
Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective.
Fri 21st Feb 2020
Join local photographer Steve Bell to learn how to shoot stunning night time images as part of the Dark Skies Festival 2020!
Sat 22nd Feb 2020
Join us for a night run around the Castle Howard Estate as part of the Dark Skies Festival 2020.
Sun 23rd Feb 2020
Join local photographer Steve Bell to learn how to shoot stunning night time images as part of the Dark Skies Festival 2020!
Fri 13th Mar 2020
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 14th Mar 2020
Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective.
Fri 20th Mar 2020
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.
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