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Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Castle Howard in spring when daffodils carpet the lawns


Please note, the house is closed from Monday 2 November - Friday 20 December 2015.

Magnificent 18th century house situated in breathtaking parkland, dotted with temples, lakes statues and fountains; plus formal gardens, woodland garden and ornamental vegetable garden. Seasonal displays include daffodils, rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas, roses and delphiniums. Inside the House guides share stories of the house, family and collections, while free outdoor-guided tours (from March - October) reveal the secrets of the architecture and landscape.

Attractions include a changing programme of exhibitions and events, high energy adventure playground - suitable for children of all ages and abilities, free children's trails in the house and gardens, boat trips on the Great Lake in summer (weather permitting). The Stable Courtyard includes gift shop, book shop, farm shop, coffee shop and cafe with the garden centre a short walk away. the courtyard is open year round, with free admission.

Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64 and is accessible by car or public transport.

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 acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

House, Grounds, Shops & Cafés open: 21 March - 1 November 2015 & 21 November - 20 December 2015.

House open: 11am-4pm* (last admission).

Grounds & Adventure Playground open: 10am - 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

Courtyard Gift Shops, Farm Shop, Garden Centre, Café & Coffee Shop (free entry) open: 10am-5pm.

* Last entry to the House may occasionally be earlier than the published time of 4pm as we prepare for a wedding ceremony. Please note that admission times to the grounds, shops and cafés will remain unchanged.

House closed. Grounds, Shops & Cafés open: 1 January - 20 March 2015 & 2 November - 20 November 2015.

Grounds & Adventure Playground open: 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

Courtyard Gift Shops, Farm Shop, Garden Centre, Café & Coffee Shop (free entry) open: 10am-5pm (4pm January and February).


House & Grounds: Adult £15.00, Concession £13.00, Child (5-18) £7.50, Under 5's FREE, Family (2+3) £37.50

Grounds Only: Adult £9.50, Concession £9.00, Child (5-18) £6.00, Under 5's FREE, Family (2+3) £25.00

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



    Visitor Services

    01653 648444


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



    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


    • 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
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired


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