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  • White Rose Award Winner
  • York Tourism Awards Winner
  • York Pass
  • Welcome To Yorkshire Member
  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • The Treasure Houses of England

Garden, £9-£17.50

WHITE ROSE AWARD WINNER 2013, VAQAS, HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOC FRIENDS, YORK PASS, YTA WINNER 2014, WTY MEMBER

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Details

Castle Howard’s gardens and parkland are a mixture of sweeping vistas, lakeside terraces, woodlands, temples and statues and formal gardens. With so much to enjoy, you can easily spend a day exploring the vast grounds of Yorkshire’s finest stately home and gardens.

In the 18th century walled garden enjoy a stunning collection of heritage roses, whose heady scent and vibrant colours bring the borders to life in summer. Meander through a sea of blue and white delphiniums with arbours, herbaceous borders and a carp pond creating the perfect place of tranquillity to spend an afternoon. In the ornamental vegetable garden, sweet pea wigwams sit amongst the vegetable patches filled with traditional English garden crops.

The imposing Atlas Fountain dominates the south parterre, which also boasts an impressive collection of lead statues, lakes and terraces with the Temple of The Four Winds giving stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding hills and monuments.

Ray Wood houses a prestigious collection of rhododendrons as well as glades of Pieris, wild roses, magnolias, hydrangeas, viburnums, maples and rowans which sit alongside rare botanical finds from around the world. Winding paths throughout give endless opportunity to explore and discover the woodland garden in all seasons.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

Gardens and stable courtyard shops & cafe, including garden centre, open year round from 10am to 5pm (4pm in January & February).

House closed from 24 December 2015 until 18 March 2016 and from 31 October to 18 November 2016.

Prices

HIGH SEASON
House & Grounds: Adult £17.50, Concession £16.00, Child (4-16) £9.00, Under 4s FREE, Family (2+3) £44.00

Grounds Only: Adult £9.95, Concession £9.00, Child (4-16) £7.00, Under 4s FREE, Family (2+3) £26.90

LOW SEASON
Grounds Only*: Adult £6.00, Concession £5.00, Child (5-18) £3.00, Under 5's FREE.

*The House Gift Shop, Fitzroy Restaurant and Boathouse Café are closed. The land train will not be operating.

Courtyard Gift Shops, Farm Shop, Café, Coffee Shop and Garden Centre: free entry, year round

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 19 Nov - Fri 23 Dec Castle Howard Christmas

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    Contact

    Visitor Services

    01653 648333

    Address

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

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Castle Howard on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 716700  Lat: 54.12089 Long: -0.90601

    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.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Malton station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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