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Opening Times & Prices

The House is open daily from 10.30am. Last entry is 4.00pm, with the House closing at 4.45pm. Visits to the House are self guided, with friendly and knowledgeable guides throughout.

The Gardens are open daily from 10.00am until 6.00pm (with last entry at 5.00pm).

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

Parking is free of charge.

Please note that we have some filming taking place between 12th and 23rd August so there may be visible vehicles, filming equipment and personnel in and around the visitor attraction. Please see the list below for specific house and garden closures. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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.     

Thursday 22nd August 2019 - Last admission in to the House will be at 1pm, the bedroom passage of the visitor route will be closed all day.

Friday 23rd August 2019 - The bedroom passage of the visitor route will be closed all day.

Saturday 31st August 2019 - The House and Grounds will be closed for a private event. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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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

10am - 5pm  10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm  10am - 5pm

Coffee Shop

9.30am - 5pm

 9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5.30pm

 9.30am - 5.30pm

Boathouse Cafe*

10.30am - 4pm

 10.30am - 4pm

10.30am - 4pm  

 10.30am - 4pm

Farm Shop

9.30am - 5pm  9.30am - 6pm 

9.30am - 6pm

 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

10.30am - 5pm  10.30am - 5pm 

10.30am - 5pm 

 10.30am - 5pm 

*subject to change on poor weather days

 
  

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.

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, the Adventure Playground offers endless fun.

This ticket is valid for one visit between Saturday 30th March 2019 until Sunday 3rd November 2019 (please see House closure information above).

The House is open daily from 10.30am. Last entry is 4.00pm, with the House closing at 4.45pm. Visits to the House are self guided, with friendly and knowledgeable guides throughout. 

Book online in advance and SAVE 10%.*

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

Price
Adult
£19.50
Concession
£18.50
Child (4 - 16)
£11.00
Family (2+3)
£52.00
Family (1+3)
£31.00
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.
Christmas House & Gardens Ticket

Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. This year's theme of 'A Christmas Masquerade' will see a stunning array of flamboyant displays and installations to surprise and delight visitors of all ages.

The House is open for Christmas from 16th November to 5th January (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Book online in advance and SAVE 10%. (Online tickets must be bought before midnight the day before your 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+3)
from £54.00
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.
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 30th March to Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Book online in advance and SAVE 10%.*

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

Price
Adult
£11.95
Concession
£11.00
Child (4 - 16)
£7.95
Family (2+3)
£31.85
Family (1+3)
£19.90
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.
Friends of Castle Howard Membership

Enjoy unlimited free access to the House, Gardens, Parkland and Adventure Playground as well as a range of exclusive benefits and Friends events with our Silver and Gold Friends membership.

Find out more or call us on 01653 648621 to see how Friends membership can be a real delight for you and your friends and family.

Price
Adult
from £49.50
Child (4 - 16)
from £13.50
Family (2+3)
from £117
Family (1+3)
from £76.50
Under 4
Free
 
Historic Houses Association

Members of the HHA can enjoy one free visit to Castle Howard annually, 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.

Coming up at Castle Howard

Thu 26th Sep 2019 - Sun 29th Sep 2019
Join us as we celebrate harvest at Castle Howard. With a flower festival inside the House and outdoor activities to complement the harvest celebration this is sure to be a day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Sat 16th Nov 2019 - Fri 13th 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.