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The House and Family

The Howard story is one of ambition, public service, liberal politics and artistic endeavours.


Today, above all, it is about the challenge of preserving the family home as a national treasure for family and visitors alike to enjoy.

Visiting the House

The House is open during the main Season, from April to October, and dressed for Christmas from November to January. Bedrooms, halls and state rooms are open for visitors to enjoy, as are some of the fire-damaged rooms from a catastrophic event in 1940.

Castle Howard's friendly and knowledgeable guides are on hand to share our stories with you as you tour the house at your own pace, exploring a treasure trove of inspiring architecture and interiors, as well as world-renowned collections.

A digital guide, voiced by Nicholas Howard, is available for visitors to access via QR code on arrival - please bring your own headphones.

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