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

‘One of the top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime’ The Telegraph 2018.

Castle Howard sits in 1,000 acres of parkland in the Howardian Hills – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 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.

Now also enjoy our fantastic new digital guide, which takes visitors on a journey through over 300 years of history.

Outside, sweeping parkland dotted with lakes, temples and statues; a formal walled garden and an impressive woodland housing a rare botanical collection offer endless opportunity to explore.

Plus, enjoy Skelf Island, our new adventure playground across the Great Lake. Treat yourself at a range of cafes and shops, including garden centre and farm shop. 


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

Grounds and Stable Courtyard open daily. Please check the Castle Howard website for house opening dates and times.

All visits must be pre-booked online. 


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

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