Castle Howard

Address: Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
Phone: 01653 648621

Castle Howard: A Historic Treasure in North Yorkshire

Just outside the historic city of York in North Yorkshire lies Castle Howard, a breathtaking 18th-century stately home that beckons to lovers of history, art, and natural beauty. Set amidst the picturesque Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this grand estate spans over 1,000 acres and promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

As you explore the grounds of Castle Howard, you'll be captivated by the extensive gardens, tranquil lakes, and stunning architectural features that adorn the landscape.

From elegant fountains to ancient temples and monuments, every element of the estate has been carefully crafted to create a harmonious and awe-inspiring environment!


The admission prices for Castle Howard are as follows:

  • Adults: £25.00
  • Concessions (students, seniors): £22.50
  • Children (aged 4-16): £12.50
  • Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children): £62.00
  • English Heritage Members: Discounts available

Tickets include access to both the house and gardens. Booking online in advance is recommended and can offer savings​.

Features/Things To Do

At Castle Howard, there are numerous activities and attractions to enjoy:

  • Explore the House: Wander through the grand rooms of the house, each filled with historical treasures and stunning artwork.
  • Gardens and Grounds: Stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens, including the Walled Garden, Woodland Garden, and Skelf Island Adventure Playground.
  • Seasonal Events: Participate in special events throughout the year, such as Christmas at Castle Howard, garden tours, and outdoor concerts.
  • Shopping and Dining: Visit the farm shop, garden centre, and various cafés on the estate, including the Fitzroy Café and the Boathouse Café​.

Castle Howard On The Map


Castle Howard is accessible by car, public transport, and even bike:

By Car:

  • Address: Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA. There is ample parking available on-site.

By Public Transport:

  • Bus: Regular bus services run from York to Castle Howard.
  • Train: The nearest railway station is in Malton. From Malton, you can take a taxi or a bus to Castle Howard.

A visit to Castle Howard offers a captivating journey through history, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and magnificent architecture.

Plan your visit today to explore this historic treasure and enjoy all that it has to offer!

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