Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire

'One of the top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime.' The Telegraph 2018.
Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire

Castle Howard sits in 1,000 acres of parkland in the Howardian Hills just outside York.

Inside the House admire awe-inspiring architecture, world renowned collections, discovering stories of the Howard family who have lived at Castle Howard ever since it was built. Enjoy a Guided Tour or our fantastic digital guide, to discover over 300 years of history.

Outside, parkland dotted with lakes, temples and statues; a formal Walled Garden and an impressive woodland offer endless opportunity to explore. Plus, enjoy Skelf Island Adventure Playground, our award-winning playground.

Treat yourself at a range of cafes and shops, including Garden Centre and Farm Shop. New for 2024, Castle Howard will host a collection of sculptures by the internationally celebrated artist Tony Cragg.


Features & Accessibility

  • Visit England VAQAS
  • Member of the Historic Houses Association
    (one visit per calendar year permitted)
  • Winter Opening
  • Plant Sales
  • Children’s Playground
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility

Things to do

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Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

01653 648333

Opening times

Gardens: Open 10am, variable closing times depending on season.

The House: Open from Spring to Autumn, Christmas – November to January.

See website for details.


15 miles north-east of York, just off the A64. Public transport available.

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