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The Gardens

Whatever the weather, the Castle Howard landscape brings out the colour and drama of the season.


With 1,000 acres of parkland to explore, Castle Howard is a haven of peace and tranquility with extensive woodland walks, temples, lakes and fountains. The monumental landscape offers breathtaking views at every turn, taking in the countryside of the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Outdoor tours are available between March and October. Timings and subjects vary according to the season and last for approximately 35 minutes (Castle Howard reserves the right to cancel outdoor tours subject to poor weather). Tours are free of charge and details are available at the Ticket Office on arrival.

Castle Howard's Garden Centre is the ideal destination for green-fingered experts and novice gardeners alike.
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