Explore the uncanny on this behind-the-scenes tour of the House where not all is as it seems.
If you were to venture beyond the visitor route, below stairs, you’d encounter a labyrinth of dark cellars and never-ending corridors. Long since servants walked the halls and a fire ripped through the now empty wings, these parts of Castle Howard have remained largely unchanged. Those interested in the history of the House may revel at the chance to explore these quarters, but a stay longer than necessary provokes a sense of unnerving discomfort causing the imagination to try and make sense of the darkness.
Flickers of light, footsteps, and the unexpected sounds of a servant’s bell can pierce the silent eeriness of these spaces, making this grand House feel somewhat awry. We encourage you to stay close to your guide as they lead you through these ghostly cellars, dark passages, and fire-damaged rooms, revealing stories and surprises that will make those childhood beliefs you thought you’d grown out of suddenly seem very real...
The tour will last approximately 1 hour.
Tours will depart at; 6:00pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm
Calm your fears with hotdogs and refreshments at the Fitzroy Café before your experience begins!
Unfortunately, this experience uses narrow staircases and so is unsuitable for wheelchair users.