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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.

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.      

The House will be closed from 4th November to Friday 15th November as we prepare for our Christmas opening. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that as part of our ongoing conservation works there will be visible exterior scaffolding around the Long Gallery's Octagon dome from week commencing 9th September.

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 and 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. Please note, this ticket does not include a visit to see Father Christmas.

The House is open for Christmas from 16th November 2019 to 5th January 2020 and this ticket is valid for any one day within this period (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
Family (1+3)
from £32.00
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.
Winter 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 for one visit between 4th November 2019 and Friday 20th March 2020 (not including Christmas Day).

Book online in advance and save 10%*

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

Price
Adult
£9.95
Concession
£9.00
Child (4 - 16)
£7.95
Family (2+3)
£28.00
Family (1+3)
£18.00
Under 4
Free
Please note that last entry to the Gardens is 5pm or dusk in winter months.
2020 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, Skelf Island, our new Adventure Playground offers endless fun.

This ticket is valid for one visit between Saturday 21st March 2020 and Sunday 1st November 2020 (please see House closure information above).

Tickets for the 2020 season will go on sale on Monday 4th November 2019.
Price
Adult
19.95
Concession
18.95
Child (4 - 16)
11.45
Family (2+3)
53.95
Family (1+3)
31.95
Under 4
Free

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.

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.

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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

 
  

Coming up at Castle Howard

Sat 26th Oct 2019 - Sun 3rd Nov 2019
Join us at Castle Howard this October half term for a Halloween experience like no other.
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.
Fri 8th May 2020 - Sun 10th May 2020
With plenty to entertain all the family, and of course our canine visitors too, join us from 8th-10th May for a packed programme of dog themed events.
Sat 23rd May 2020 - Mon 25th May 2020
Following on from the success of 2019's event, the Traction Engine Rally returns in May 2020.
Sat 6th Jun 2020 - Sun 7th Jun 2020
We welcome The Knights of Royal England for an action packed weekend of spectacular Jousting Tournaments.
Sat 20th Jun 2020
Set within the grounds of Castle Howard, the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show offers a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, day trippers and families.
Sat 25th Jul 2020 - Sun 26th Jul 2020
Join us for a weekend of running, biking and swimming across the grounds of Castle Howard.
Sat 22nd Aug 2020
Set in the magnificent Gardens of Castle Howard, this spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family.