Castle Howard

Type:Historic House / Palace

Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

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About

Marvel at dramatic architecture & interiors. Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses, situated just outside York in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Built over 300 years ago by Sir John Vanbrugh, today it remains home to the Howard family.

Discover the house at your own pace, admiring its awe-inspiring architecture and interiors, with something to capture everyone’s imagination. Friendly and knowledgeable guides are on hand to share stories of the house, family and collections with visitors of all ages.

Enjoy stunning scenery all year, with almost 1,000 acres of Grade 1 listed parkland and gardens to explore. Spend
the day in a monumental landscape studded with statues, temples, lakes and fountains and admire
sweeping countryside views. Meander along woodland paths and in the tranquil walled garden.

Children will love the lakeside adventure playground and can run wild in the gardens with a free children's trail leaflet.

Exhibitions and events throughout the year include Easter activities, the award winning Duty Calls exhibition, a flower festival in June and Christmas opening.

Leave time to browse the shops and cafes, including farm shop, gift shop and garden centre.

Guide Prices

House and Grounds - Main Season

Adult - £18.95
Concession - £17.50
Child - £9.95
Family (2+3) - £47.85

Buy in advance via the Castle Howard website and save 10%, grounds only tickets available on the day from Castle Howard.

Directions

Road Directions

Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64. From the A64, follow the brown tourist signs for Castle Howard.

Due to narrow gateways, coaches and large vehicles should continue on the A64 to Malton and approach Castle Howard from Malton/Coneysthorpe.

Bus services run from York and Malton.

Check the Castle Howard website for details.

Accessible by Public Transport: Malton station is 7 miles away.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Event venue
  • Shop
  • Wedding Venue

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours

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Opening Times

* The gardens are now open and an advanced online booking system is in place.

The House, Adventure Playground and all food outlets and toilets are closed until further notice.

The Farm Shop will remain open and is offering an ordering service.

The Garden Centre is closed, however continues to run a home delivery service. Please phone 01653 648668 or email gardencentresales@castlehoward.co.uk to place an order and arrange delivery (minimum order £30).

For full Castle Howard closure details please click here.

Awards

  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017
  • Other Awards The Treasure Houses of England 2017
  • Visit England VistEngland VAQAS 2017
  • Other AwardsU.K. Heritage Awards - Winner U.K. Heritage Awards - Winner 2018

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