Marvel at dramatic architecture and interiors. Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses 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. Friendly and knowledgeable guides are on hand to share stories of the house, family and collections with visitors of all ages.
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 the lakeside adventure playground and can run wild in the gardens with a free children's trail leaflet.
Exhibitions and events throughout the year include Easter activities, the award-winning Duty Calls exhibition, a flower festival in June and Christmas opening.
Leave time to browse the shops and cafes, including farm shop, gift shop and garden centre.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties welcomed
- Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
- Disabled facilities
- Disabled Toilets
- Dogs accepted
- Free parking
- Hearing loop
- Helicopter landing
- High chairs available
- On-site refreshments
- Wheelchair access
- Wheelchair available
- WiFi or internet access
Location of Castle Howard,
Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York just off the A64. Follow brown tourist signs from the main road. (Coaches should continue into Malton and approach Castle Howard from the north to avoid low arches)
Public Transport Directions
Direct bus service operated by Stephensons of Easingwold from York and Malton. Strong rail links between London and York with connecting trains to Malton (6 miles away)
Castle Howard on Twitter
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