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Opening Times & Prices

The House is open daily from 10.30am, with last entry for a free flow visit at 3pm, thereafter it will be a guided tour at 3.30pm and 4.00pm (subject to change on bank holidays and school holidays). 

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 closes early as we prepare for a wedding or private event, please check our early closures below before you visit.    

Saturday 27th April 2019 - The House will be closing early with last entry at 3pm due to a private event.

Saturday 31st August 2019 - The House and Grounds will be closed for a private event. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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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 - 6pm 10am - 6pm   10am - 5pm 

House Gift Shop

10.30am - 5pm  10.30am - 5pm 

10.30am - 5pm 

 10.30am - 5pm 

*subject to change on poor weather days

 
  

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.

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 until Sunday 3rd November 2019.

The House opens daily at 10.30am with last entry for a free flow visit at 3pm, thereafter it will be a guided tour at 3.30pm and 4pm (subject to change on bank holidays/school holidays). A guided tour of the House lasts 45 minutes). 

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.
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 Saturday 30th March to Sunday 3rd November 2019.

The Gardens Ticket will give you access to the selected events listed below:

Festival of Dogs (4th-6th May), Traction Engine Rally (25-26th May), Jousting Weekend (8th-9th June) and the Car Show (16th June). 

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.
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 13th Apr 2019 - Sun 28th Apr 2019
Keep the whole family entertained with an Easter Egg Hunt around the grounds of Castle Howard.
Sat 3rd Aug 2019
Set in the magnificent Gardens of Castle Howard, this spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family.
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.