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Castle Howard is just 15 miles North East of York and easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Coast.

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By Car

From the North - From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the B1257 and follow the brown signs. Please be aware this route includes Sutton Bank which is unsuitable for caravans. If you are towing, please continue down the A19 and follow the signs for the alternative route. 

From the South - Take the A1M to Junction 44 and follow the A64 east to York. Continue on the A64 past York in the direction of Scarborough, and you will shortly pick up the brown signs for Castle Howard.

You can also take the scenic route, avoiding the A64 and taking in North Yorkshire countryside and villages.

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Alternative routes for coaches and wide vehicles to avoid narrow gateways measuring 2.6m x 3.43m (8’ 6” wide x 11’ 3” high)

A64 Eastbound: Go past the brown Castle Howard sign and continue into Malton. As you approach the town centre, just before the Talbot Hotel, take a sharp left into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.

A64 Westbound: Exit the A64 at the Malton/Pickering roundabout. Take the left turn into Malton/Old Malton (ignore the brown sign directing you back onto the A64), and continue into the town centre. At the traffic lights go straight over, and after the Talbot Hotel turn right into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.

 

Alternative Routes
Castle Howard is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of town. If you are visiting York without a car, Castle Howard is easy to reach using public transport: trains and buses and planes!
The network of bridleways and quiet lanes in the Howardian Hills makes it an ideal area for both on and off-road cycling.
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