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Opening Times & Prices 

The Gardens and Skelf Island Adventure Playground are open daily.

The House is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 31st July.

Please pre-book an arrival slot below

We have moved to an entirely online booking function so that we can manage the capacity of visitors coming through the Courtyard and therefore maintain social distancing.

Book an arrival slot and then enjoy the Gardens for the rest of the day. The Gardens close at 6pm (7pm for Friends of Castle Howard)

If you happen to be running late or early, your booking will still be valid so there is no need to re-book.

You will receive a 5 digit booking reference at the end of the booking process, this is all you need when you arrive at the Ticket Office.

House & Gardens Ticket

Make the most of your day by enjoying Castle Howard inside and out.  

This ticket type is for all visitors to Castle Howard excluding Friends of Castle Howard.

Unfortunately due to limited capacity in the House during the initial phase of reopening, we are unable to accept affiliate membership cards for entry, this includes Yorkshire's Great Houses, Castles and Gardens and MAX cards, an upgrade ticket is available on the day for affiliate members who book to visit the Gardens.

Please click 'Book Now' to go ahead with your booking and follow the instructions carefully.

Price
Adult
£22.00
Child (4 - 16)
£12.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children)
£65.00
Family (1 adults, up to 3 children)
£43.00
Under 4s (no need to pre-book)
Free
Gardens Ticket
For all visitors of Castle Howard excluding Friends of Castle Howard. This ticket includes access to Skelf Island Adventure Playground.

Members of our affiliate schemes, such as Yorkshire's Great Houses, Castles and Gardens and MAX card holders should select this ticket to book their visit to the Castle Howard Gardens.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak all visitors must pre-book an arrival time slot to visit us. Arrival slots are available from 10am until 4.30pm daily. Please click 'Book Now' to select your arrival time.
Price
Adult
£12.95
Concession
£12.00
Child (4 - 16)
£8.50
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children)
£34.50
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children)
£21.50
Under 4's (no need to pre-book)
Free
AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP SCHEMES: Yorkshire's Great Houses, Castles & Gardens - 1 family (2 adults, up to 3 children) per card. MAX Card - 1 adult, up to 3 child per card
Friends of Castle Howard House & Gardens Ticket

Make the most of your day by enjoying Castle Howard inside and out. This ticket is for Friends of Castle Howard only and includes access to both the House and the Gardens.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak all Friends of Castle Howard must pre-book an arrival time slot to visit us. Arrival slots are available from 10am until 4.30pm daily.

Visits to the House and Gardens are included within your membership, please enter your full membership number as it appears on your membership card when prompted (including 'MEM' if applicable).

The House is open on Fridays and Saturdays only.

Price
Friends of Castle Howard
Included in your membership
Friends of Castle Howard Gardens Ticket

This ticket is for Friends of Castle Howard only and includes access to Skelf Island Adventure Playground.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak all Friends of Castle Howard must pre-book an arrival time slot to visit us. Arrival slots are available from 10am until 4.30pm daily.

Visits to the gardens are included within your membership, please click 'Book Now' to select your arrival time. 

Please enter your full membership number as it appears on your membership card when prompted (including 'MEM' if applicable).

Price
Friends of Castle Howard
Included in your membership

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.

Eat out to help out

We are participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme throughout August across all our cafes and restaurants. Visitors will receive 50% off, up to a maximum of £10 per person towards the cost of their meal and non-alcoholic drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Valid Mondays to Wednesdays from 3rd to 31st August 2020. The scheme is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discount and does not include alcohol. Please ask our staff for further details.

The Boathouse Cafe and Coffee Shop are open 7 days a week, the Fitzroy Cafe will also be open 7 days a week throughout August.

The Courtyard Cafe will open from Saturdays to Wednesdays throughout August, operating a takeaway service. Please note, there is currently no hot food available from the Courtyard Cafe.

What will be open?

The Adventure Playground and Skelf Island have reopened but please note that the Kelly Car land train will not be running.

The Farm Shop and Garden Centre are open and operating with social distancing, limiting the footfall into the outlets and ensuring all trolleys and baskets are disinfected. Both the Farm Shop and Garden Centre are offering a local delivery service too.

. As usual dogs on leads are welcome in the Gardens. There will be bins available on site for you to responsibly dispose of picnic litter and dog waste, and we appreciate your co-operation in keeping the gardens tidy.

The main toilets in the Courtyard are open, including the accessible toilet and the baby changing facility and we ask that visitors take responsibility for social distancing within the toilet facilities. We have installed additional portable toilets on the North Front (as you walk down the main drive they will be on the left by the tree line). These are individual units, allowing outdoor queuing in the open air and they are regularly cleaned and maintained by our facilities team. You will see additional hand wash and hand sanitiser stations around the site, which we encourage you to use.

And, of course, the House itself, which we're delighted will reopen to the public on a limited opening schedule from Friday 31st July.  

Castle Howard Grounds Map, COVID 19 opening

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

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