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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.
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 25th May 2019 - Mon 27th May 2019
Join us for an exciting show for the whole family...
Fri 7th Jun 2019
Join Assistant Curator, Eleanor Brooke-Peat, for an exclusive evening event celebrating our exciting new 2019 exhibition!
Sat 8th Jun 2019 - Sun 9th Jun 2019
We welcome The Knights of Royal England for an action packed weekend of spectacular Jousting Tournaments.
Sun 16th Jun 2019
Set within the grounds of Castle Howard, the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show offers a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, day trippers and families.
Fri 21st Jun 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are invited to join Curator, Dr Ridgway across the amazing 18th century landscape to learn the meaning behind some of Castle Howard's many monuments.
Tue 25th Jun 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are invited to join members of the Castle Howard Team for our Summer Garden party, hosted by Hon. Nicholas & Victoria Howard.
Wed 26th Jun 2019 - Sun 30th Jun 2019
The Oxford Shakespeare Company & Lamplighter Drama present Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights', performed live in the Gardens of Castle Howard.
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