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Tours & Talks

Our knowledgeable team can share Castle Howard's stories and history on a variety of pre-bookable private group talks and tours.


Choose from any of the following or enquire about a particular area of interest, additional charges apply:

House Preview Tour -Enjoy an early morning private tour of the house before we open to the public.

Introduction to Castle Howard Talk- Familiarise your group with the history of the house and family before enjoying your house visit.

Gaslight & Riot: The Visit of Queen Victoria- Discover more about the visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Castle Howard in the summer of 1850.

The Hidden Lives of the Women of Castle Howard - The stories of the women of Castle Howard, told through paintings, documents and hidden object from our collection.

Castle Howard and Brideshead - Uncover the relationship between Evelyn Waugh's classic novel and Castle Howard, as well as the filming of Brideshead not just once but twice at Castle Howard.

The Pre-Raphaelites and Castle Howard - Explore a wealth of paintings, textiles, wallpapers and archive material which tell the story of the relationships of the 9th Earl and his Pre-Raphaelite friends.

Grand Tours and Farcical Journeys - Discover hidden objects from our archives brought back from the Grand Tours of the Howard family ancestors. 

Duty Calls - Uncover the impact of war upon the Howard family and estate, with a chance to look at precious mementos for past generations.


Book your group visit today - call us on 01653 648621 or email