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Opening Times and Prices


Discover Castle Howard 

House: Open daily until 2 November 2024. 
Gardens: Open daily excluding 25 December 2024.
Dates and times subject to change.

Opening times

Open daily 10am - 3pm (last entry at 3pm)

Gardens and Grounds
Members-only: 9am - 10am
Gardens and Skelf Island Adventure Playground: 10am - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)

Food and drink
Coffee Shop: 9am - 5pm
Courtyard Café: 9:30am - 5pm (last food orders are 4pm)
Boathouse Café: 10am - 3.30pm (Mon - Fri), 10am - 4.30pm (weekends, bank holidays and school holidays)
Fitzroy Café: 10am - 4pm

Farm Shop: 10am - 5pm
House Gift Shop: 10am - 4pm
Garden Centre: 10am - 5pm

Important information
Our onsite outlets operate on a cashless basis.

Contact our Ticket Office on 01653 648 333 to purchase tickets and find out more information.



Visitor Map

Download a copy of our visitor map and start planning your visit by clicking on the attachement below.

Visitor Map



Group Visits

Group discounts available for bookings of 20 or more people, please visit our Group Visits page.

Affiliate Schemes

  • Max Card holders are entitled to free entry for one adult and up to three children.
  • Yorkshire's Great Houses, Castles & Gardens pass holders are entitled to free entry for two adults and up to three children.
  • Art Pass holders are entitled to a 50% discount on inclusive House and Grounds admission.
  • Visit York VIP and York Pass holders can redeem admission on arrival.
  • Stay Play Explore vouchers can be redeemed on arrival.
  • Guests at our Holiday Cottages are entitled to a free visit during their stay.
  • Guests at our Lakeside Holiday Park get 2 for 1 admission to the Grounds and Skelf Island Adventure Playground.

Admission for all of our affiliate schemes can be redeemed on the day at the Ticket Office by presenting a valid membership card or proof of entitlement.