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Opening Times and Prices

The Gardens and Skelf Island Adventure Playground are open daily, from 10am (9am for Friends of Castle Howard) with last admission at 4pm.

The House remains closed due to a large filming project, and will not reopen to the public until 13th November. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Pre-booking is essential.

Outlet Opening Times (from 9th October)

The Coffee Shop - Open daily 9am - 5pm

The Courtyard Cafe - Open daily 10am - 5pm

The Boathouse Café - Open daily 10am - 4pm

Pizza Oven - Open weekends and half term only - 11am - 4pm

Fitzroy Cafe - Closed

House Gift Shop - Closed

The Castle Howard Farm Shop and Garden Centre are open daily from 10am - 5pm with social distancing measures in place.

We are a 'cashless site', so please be prepared to pay by card/phone.

The Courtyard and boathouse toilets are open with accessible toilets, and the baby changing facilities. There are additional hand hand sanitiser stations in and around the House and Gardens

Please note that the Kelly Car land train will not be operating until further notice.


 Notice of partial closures due to ongoing filming & conservation

We have confirmed a filming contract that will take place at Castle Howard, which will mean a period of closure of the visitor attraction. We hope you will understand that the decision to take on the filming project has not been taken lightly and we have considered options very carefully. Filming will finish on 9th October but there will be large vehicles moving around the site until later in the month. We ask that visitors take care when walking around the Grounds.

Over the coming months we will be sharing progress of several Estate conservation projects, which will inevitably result in partial closures of certain areas at times. We will always endeavor to keep you updated prior to any closures and we hope you will understand the importance of these vital works!

Book Tickets

Gardens Ticket

For all visitors of Castle Howard including Friends of Castle Howard.

Yorkshire's Great Houses, Castles and Gardens members and MAX card holders should select this ticket to book their visit, please enter your valid membership number as it appears on your card.

The Gardens reopen to the public from Saturday 9th October, you can now book tickets from this date to 11th November using the link below.

The Gardens will be open daily from 10am with last admission at 4pm.

Child (4 - 16)
Under 4
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children)
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children)
Friends of Castle Howard

Historic Houses

Castle Howard regrets to say that following discussions with Historic Houses, and given the exceptional current circumstances, it has not proved possible to continue the membership access scheme for the gardens and house.

Track and Trace

Government COVID 19 guidance states that all attractions must keep a record for 21 days of who is on site. This is in case it is needed for NHS Track and Trace purposes.

This record will be held confidentially then securely disposed of. We are committed to keeping your personal information secure. We will never use it for any other purpose without your permission or share it with other organisations for marketing purposes.

Please click on the links below if you would like to read our COVID-19 Risk Assessment or Visitor Code of Conduct

Visitor Code of Conduct

COVID-19 Risk Assessment