Notice of event disruption, full or partial closures
- We have confirmed a filming contract that will take place at Castle Howard, which will mean a period of closure of the visitor attraction. We hope you will understand that the decision to take on the filming project has not been taken lightly and we have considered options very carefully. It is never our preference to close the House, however in this particular year, post pandemic, like many other visitor attractions we have suffered a substantial loss of income. Whilst we have been fortunate to receive Cultural Recovery funding for specific projects, we still have an ongoing conservation deficit challenge to address, and the essential income that filming provides goes directly into the restoration of our historic buildings and landscape.
- The filming itself will take place between 9th September and 9th October and for this period the House and Gardens will close entirely to the public. The House itself will close for a further period in order for the set up and de-rig of the project, from 16th August, but the Gardens, Grounds and Adventure Playground will remain open for the filming set up and strike period. So, if you are wishing to see the House this season, please do book in before 16th August.
Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest stately homes, 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. 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 Skelf Island, our new adventure playground with its ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment.
Leave time to browse the shops and cafes, including farm shop, gift shop and garden centre.
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Wheelchairs available
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Groups welcome
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- Italian signs/guides
- Spanish signs/guides
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Helicopter landing
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Telephone (public)
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Groups welcome
- Coach parties accepted
Castle Howard Conference Non-Residential Venue
Castle Howard is a spectacular 18th century palace, which has been home to the Howard family for 300 years. It is avail…