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Opening Times and Prices

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The Gardens and Skelf Island Adventure Playground are open daily, from 10am (9am for Friends of Castle Howard) with last admission to the Gardens at 3pm. Please note, the Walled Garden is now closed for the winter to allow annual maintenance to take place.

The House is now open daily from 10am, please check our Christmas in Narnia pages for last admission times.

Pre-booking is essential.

Outlet Opening Times

The Coffee Shop - Open daily 9.30am

The Courtyard Cafe - Closed

The Boathouse Café - Open daily 10am - 4pm

Fitzroy Cafe - Open daily from 10.30am

House Gift Shop - Open daily from 10.30am

Christmas Marquee - Open daily from 10am

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

Please check our outlet pages for closing times as these differ depending on the day of your visit.

Our outlets are currently all operating on a 'cashless' basis as part of our Coronavirus Safety Policy. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

The Courtyard and Boathouse toilets are open, including the accessible toilet, and the baby changing facility.There are additional sanitisier stations around the House and Garden.

Please note that the Kelly Car land train will be operating on weekends subject to staff availability.

Book Tickets

Christmas In Narnia

See the lavishly decorated interiors of Castle Howard transformed. Enjoy breath-taking dramatic installations, lighting and soundscapes evoking everything we love about this special time of year.

Visit us from 13th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022. Price subject on peak or off peak visit, please see the calendar on the next screen for more information.

Pricing information can be found on the next page!
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
Friends of Castle Howard

Group Visits

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.

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.