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Opening Times & Prices

The House and Gardens are open daily, with the grounds opening at 10.00am and first entry to the House at 10.30am.
The tour of the House is free flow with last entry at 4.00pm, occasionally free flow entry closes at 3.00pm and we adopt guided tours at 3.30pm and 4.00pm. The grounds are open until 6.00pm (last entry 5.00pm).
The Courtyard shops, facilities and Garden Centre are open daily: admission free. 
Parking is free of charge.

Christmas Opening Times

New for 2018: Christmas opening will run from 17th November until New Years Eve (31st December).

The House and Grounds will open at 10am with last entry at 3pm on weekdays, and 4pm on weekends.

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December the House and Stable Courtyard will be open until 7pm, click here for more information about our Twilight opening.

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

On Wednesday 12th September last entry to the House will be at 3.30pm as we prepare for a private event. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Shopping & Eating Opening Times from 24th March - 4th November 2018


 Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Courtyard Cafe
10am - 5pm            
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
Fitzroy Restaurant
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
Coffee Shop
9.30am - 5pm
9.30am - 5.30pm
9.30am - 5.30pm
Boathouse Cafe*
11am - 5pm
10.30am - 5pm    
10.30am - 5pm
Farm Shop
9.30am - 5pm
9.30am - 5.30pm
9.30am - 5.30pm
Garden Centre
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
Carriage House Gift Shop
10am - 5pm
10am - 5.30pm
10am - 5pm
House Gift Shop
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
*subject to change on poor weather days

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 until 4th November 2018 (Christmas tickets available to purchase from 3rd September).

Book online in advance and SAVE 10%.*

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

Price
Adult
£18.95
Concession
£17.50
Child (4 - 16)
£9.95
Family (2+3)
£47.85
Family (1+3)
£28.90
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.
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 until 4th November 2018 (Winter tickets available to purchase from 5th November).

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)
£19.99
Under 4
Free
Please note that last entry to the Gardens is 5pm or dusk in winter months.
Christmas House & Gardens Ticket

Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. This year's theme of 'The 12 Days of Christmas' 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 17th November to 31st December (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

The House and Grounds open at 10am with last entry at 3pm during Christmas Opening.

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 20% (Saturday 17th November - Friday 23rd)

Price
Adult
£19.50
Concession
£18.50
Child (4 - 16)
£11.00
Family (2+3)
£52.00
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.
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

Sat 27th Oct 2018 - Sun 4th Nov 2018
Join us at Castle Howard this October half term for a Halloween experience like no other...
Sat 17th Nov 2018 - Mon 31st Dec 2018
Enjoy a truly magical day out as Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. This year's theme 'The 12 Days of Christmas' will see a stunning array of flamboyant displays and installations to surprise and delight visitors of all ages.
Sat 17th Nov 2018 - Fri 21st Dec 2018
Combine your visit to the House and Gardens at Christmas with a Christmas Afternoon Tea in our elegant Grecian Hall.
Sat 24th Nov 2018 - Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Add a touch of magic to your Christmas with our exclusive evening with Father Christmas.
Sat 24th Nov 2018 - Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Make Christmas memories that will last a life time with a visit to see Father Christmas at our popular Fireside Audiences
Thu 15th Aug 2019 - Sun 18th Aug 2019
Castle Howard will host the first Countryfile Live event to be held in the North, taking place from 15 – 18 August 2019.