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Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Castle Howard in spring when daffodils carpet the lawns


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.

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 corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Gardens and stable courtyard shops and cafe open daily, year round.

House open:
19 March - 30 October, 10:30 - 16:00 (last entry)
19 November - 23 December, 10:00 - 16:00 (last entry)


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 4's FREE, Family (2+3) £26.90

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

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 29 Oct Kaboom Firework Party
Sat 19 Nov - Fri 23 Dec Castle Howard Christmas
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov Audience with Father Christmas
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec Audience with Father Christmas
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec Audience with Father Christmas
Sat 17 - Fri 23 Dec Audience with Father Christmas



    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 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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