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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 15th Nov 2019
We warmly invite Friends of Castle Howard to an exclusive preview of this year's Christmas decorations, A Christmas Masquerade.
Sat 16th Nov 2019 - Fri 13th Dec 2019
Indulge in a delicious Christmas Afternoon Tea, featuring a variety of delicate festive treats made using the highest quality local produce.
Sat 16th Nov 2019 - Sun 5th Jan 2020
Creative Designer, Charlotte Lloyd Webber and her team are back for another year with a theme of A Christmas Masquerade.
Sat 23rd Nov 2019 - Mon 23rd Dec 2019
Make Christmas memories that will last a life time with a visit to see Father Christmas at our popular Fireside Audiences
Sat 30th Nov 2019
Visit on one of our twilight evenings and discover Castle Howard in a new light as night falls.
Sat 30th Nov 2019 - Sun 22nd Dec 2019
Father Christmas is taking up residence in the cosy Courtyard Grotto.
Sun 1st Dec 2019
The Rev'd Douglas Robertson invites you to celebrate the beginning of Advent.
Sun 1st Dec 2019 - Mon 23rd Dec 2019
Add a touch of magic to your Christmas with our exclusive evening with Father Christmas.
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