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Opening Times & Prices

The House is now decorated to the theme 'A Christmas Masquerade' and is open daily from 10am throughout the Christmas period, until 4pm on weekdays (last entry at 3pm) and until 5pm on weekends (last entry at 4pm). 

The House will stay open until 8pm (last entry at 7pm) on Twilight Evenings (Saturday 30th November, 7th, 14th & 21st December).

The Gardens are open daily from 10.00am until 5pm (last entry at 4pm).

The Courtyard shops, facilities and Garden Centre are open daily: admission free.  

Parking is free of charge.

From time to time the House and/or gardens close early as we prepare for a wedding or private event, please check our early closures below before you visit.      

Please note that as part of our ongoing conservation works there will be visible exterior scaffolding around the Long Gallery's Octagon dome from week commencing 9th September.

Please note, due to maintenance on the Adventure Playground the pyramid slide and nest swing are currently out of use. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Christmas House & Gardens Ticket

The House is open for Christmas from 16th November 2019 to 5th January 2020 and this ticket is valid for any one day within this period (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Please note, this ticket does not include a visit to see Father Christmas.

Ticket pricing depends on the date of your visit, please view our pricing chart here

 Book online in advance and save 10%. Online tickets must be bought before midnight the day before you visit. 

Book for the first week of opening and save an extra 10% (Saturday 16th November - Friday 22nd)

Price
Adult
from £20.00
Concession
from £19.00
Child (4 - 16)
from £11.50
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children)
from £54.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children)
from £32.00
Under 4
Free
Please select the day of visit when purchasing your tickets. Tickets are available to buy from our ticket office on the day of your visit.
Winter Gardens Ticket

Explore 1,000 acres of parkland with meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces, temples, fountains and the Walled Garden: beautiful at any time of year. And for youngsters, the Adventure Playground offers endless fun. 

This ticket is valid for one visit between 4th November 2019 and Friday 20th March 2020 (not including Christmas Day).

Book online in advance and save 10%*

*Please note: Online tickets must be bought before midnight the day before your visit.

Price
Adult
£9.95
Concession
£9.00
Child (4 - 16)
£7.95
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children)
£28.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children)
£18.00
Under 4
Free
Please note that last entry to the Gardens is 5pm or dusk in winter months.
2020 House & Gardens Ticket

Make the most of your day by enjoying Castle Howard inside and out. Admire sumptuous interiors furnished with world renowned works of art, before exploring over 1,000 acres of monumental gardens with statues, lakes, temples and fountains. And for youngsters, Skelf Island, our new Adventure Playground offers endless fun.

This ticket is valid for one visit between Saturday 21st March 2020 and Sunday 1st November 2020 (please see House closure information above).

Book online in advance and save 10%.*

*Please note: Online tickets must be bought before midnight the day before your visit.



Price
Adult
£19.95
Concession
£18.95
Child (4 - 16)
£11.45
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children)
£53.95
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children)
£31.95
Under 4
Free
2020 Gardens Ticket

Explore 1,000 acres of parkland with meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces, temples, fountains and the Walled Garden: beautiful at any time of year. And for youngsters, the Adventure Playground offers endless fun. 

The Gardens Ticket also gives access to the new adventure playground, Skelf Island.

This ticket is valid for one visit between Saturday 21st March to Sunday 1st November 2020.

Book online in advance and save 10%*

*Please note: Online tickets must be bought before midnight the day before your visit.

Price
Adult
£12.95
Concession
£12.00
Child (4 - 16)
£8.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)
£34.50
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children)
£21.50
Under 4
Free
Please select the day of visit when purchasing your tickets. Tickets are available to buy from our ticket office on the day of your visit.

Group discounts available for bookings of 12 or more people, please visit our Group Visits page.

Concession tickets apply to those aged 60 and over, disabled visitors and students.

To see our full list of active promotions please click here.

Historic Houses Association

Members of the HHA can enjoy one free visit to Castle Howard annually (this includes Christmas opening), as per the terms and conditions listed on the HHA website.  Members of the HHA receive a discount when joining the Castle Howard Friends Membership scheme.

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Shopping & Eating Opening Times

 Monday - Thursday

 Friday Saturday  Sunday

Courtyard Cafe

10am - 5pm      

 10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

 10am - 5pm

Fitzroy Restaurant

11am - 3pm  11am - 3pm 11am - 4pm  11am - 4pm

Coffee Shop

9.30am - 5pm

 9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

 9.30am - 5.30pm

Boathouse Cafe*

Closed  Closed

10.30am - 3.30pm  

 10.30am - 3.30pm

Farm Shop

9.30am - 5pm  9.30am - 5pm 

9.30am - 5pm

 9.30am - 5pm

Garden Centre

10am - 5pm

 10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

 10am - 5pm

Carriage House Gift Shop

10am - 5pm

 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm   10am - 5pm 

House Gift Shop

10am - 4.30pm  10am - 4.30pm

10am - 5pm

 10am - 5pm

*subject to change on poor weather days

 
  

Coming up at Castle Howard

Sat 16th Nov 2019 - Wed 18th Dec 2019
Indulge in a delicious Christmas Afternoon Tea, featuring a variety of delicate festive treats made using the highest quality local produce.
Sat 16th Nov 2019 - Sun 5th Jan 2020
Creative Designer, Charlotte Lloyd Webber and her team are back for another year with a theme of A Christmas Masquerade.
Sat 25th Jan 2020
Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective.
Wed 19th Feb 2020
Join our Curator Dr Chris Ridgway for a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the House from a completely different and exciting perspective.
Fri 8th May 2020 - Sun 10th May 2020
With plenty to entertain all the family, and of course our canine visitors too, join us from 8th-10th May for a packed programme of dog themed events.
Sat 23rd May 2020 - Mon 25th May 2020
Following on from the success of 2019's event, the Traction Engine Rally returns in May 2020.
Sat 6th Jun 2020 - Sun 7th Jun 2020
We welcome The Knights of Royal England for an action packed weekend of spectacular Jousting Tournaments.
Sun 21st Jun 2020
Set within the grounds of Castle Howard, the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show offers a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, day trippers and families.
Fri 26th Jun 2020 - Mon 29th Jun 2020
As Evelyn Waugh’s seminal novel turns 75, we invite you for a celebration of this masterpiece of 20th century fiction and screen. Featuring a stellar line up of writers, biographers, leading actors and crew, and including screenings, discussion panels, performances and exclusive tours, The Brideshead Festival will be a weekend like no other.