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Fri 26th November 2021
Storm Arwen is forecast to create high winds across the country today. At Castle Howard, having assessed the current weather on site and the updated forecast we have taken the difficult decision to close the House and Gardens today, Saturday 27th November. Please see here for updates.
Wed 27th October 2021
As the nights draw in, and the air turns cold, familiar smells in any kitchen begin to linger! It's prime Christmas Cake baking season, have you made yours yet?
Wed 13th October 2021
This year’s Christmas event; 'Christmas In Narnia', with enchanting artwork by Emily Sutton, is fast approaching. Read more to discover the exciting events taking place between the 13th of November and 2nd of January
Tue 12th October 2021
Christmas at Castle Howard is a truely magical experience. Teams across the Estate come together to create a truly magical day out that has now been admired by visitors from across the world. Find out how you can become part of a Castle Howard team.
Sat 9th October 2021
Castle Howard launch a 'pick your own pumpkin patch' which opens from 9th October and will be open every day until Halloween from 10am.
Sat 9th October 2021
Whilst the gardens have been closed for filming, due to reopen on 9th of October, we have been busy behind the scenes putting the final plans together for a spooky Halloween at Castle Howard.
Fri 1st October 2021
As part of ongoing conservation work across the estate, the iconic Gatehouse designed as the entrance to Castle Howard by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1719 will undergo essential repairs.
Mon 20th September 2021
2022 camping and touring holidays at Castle Howard Lakeside Holiday Park are now on-sale!
Wed 1st September 2021
Step through the wardrobe into a magical adventure this festive season. An icy spell has been cast on this mystical land where it is always winter, but will Christmas spirits be restored and will warmth and joy return?

What's On

Sat 4th Dec 2021 - Thu 23rd Dec 2021
Enjoy a magical story with Father Christmas and friends this year. All within the festive setting of Castle Howard's Courtyard Grotto.
Fri 3rd Dec 2021 - Thu 23rd Dec 2021
Add a touch of extra magic to your Christmas and enjoy and exclusive audience with Father Christmas.
Sat 13th Nov 2021 - Sun 2nd Jan 2022
After journeying through Narnia, there is no better way to end your visit than with our festive, themed Afternoon Tea.
Sat 13th Nov 2021 - Sun 2nd Jan 2022
Step through the wardrobe into an enchanting adventure this festive season. An icy spell has been cast on this mystical land where it is always winter. Twilight is one of the most magical times to visit us and see Castle Howard transformed. Icy twinkling lights at dusk, sparkling trees against the dark sky, and an indulgent winter warmer in our cafés, all make your Christmas visit that bit more special.
Sat 16th Oct 2021 - Sun 31st Oct 2021
The Skelves need your help once again, this Halloween to protect Ray Wood from the Magical beasts threatening them with dragon fire, damage from pesky pixies and rampaging war horses!
Sat 9th Oct 2021 - Sun 31st Oct 2021
New for 2021! The perfect autumnal expedition for all the family, Whether your carving one up to scare the neighbors, or cooking one up for a pie!
Fri 24th Sep 2021 - Sun 26th Sep 2021
Join us for a weekend of movie magic as we settle down to outdoor screenings of six huge movies.
Sat 21st Aug 2021
Set in the magnificent Gardens of Castle Howard, this spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family.
Sat 24th Jul 2021 - Sun 25th Jul 2021
Join us for a weekend of running, biking and swimming across the grounds of Castle Howard.