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Opening Times & Prices

The House is now open for Christmas, opening daily at 10.00am with last entry at 3.00pm on weekdays and 4.00pm on weekends.
The Gardens are open daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm).
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. 

There are currently no early closures planned

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Shopping & Eating Opening Times from 17th November - 31st December 2018 

(excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) 


 Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Courtyard Cafe
10am - 5pm            
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
Fitzroy Restaurant
10am - 3pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
Coffee Shop
9.30am - 5pm
9.30am - 5pm
9.30am - 5pm
Boathouse Cafe*
Closed 10.30am - 5pm    
10.30am - 5pm
Farm Shop
9.30am - 5pm
9.30am - 5pm
9.30am - 5pm
Garden Centre
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
Carriage House Gift Shop
10am - 5pm
10am - 5.00pm
10am - 5pm
House Gift Shop
10am - 4.30pm
10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm
*subject to change on poor weather days

 

Please Note: Concession tickets apply to those aged 60 and over, disabled visitors and students.

 


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. Last admission to the House will be at 7pm on our Twilight weekend (15th & 16th December).

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.
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 from 5th November 2018 throughout the winter months (excluding 25th December).

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)
£7.00
Family (2+3)
£27.00
Family (1+3)
£17.00
Under 4
Free
Please note that last entry to the Gardens is 5pm or dusk in winter months.
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 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.
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.