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Group Visits, £13.50

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Castle Howard and the Atlas Fountain


Explore one of Britain’s most magnificent houses; from awe-inspiring architecture and grand interiors to sweeping parkland dotted with lakes, temples and formal gardens.

Built over 300 years ago by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, today Castle Howard remains home to the Howard family. Discover our rich and varied history from royal visits, film stars and Pre-Raphaelite artists to architectural firsts, great fires and the challenges of preserving the house and estate for the future.

Free flowing tours of the house allow groups to explore at their leisure, with friendly and knowledgeable guides throughout happy to share stories.

Spend a day exploring our beautiful gardens; with meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces and sweeping vistas. Our walled garden is the perfect place to relax with a stunning collection of roses, herbaceous borders and a formal potager. Seasonal highlights including daffodils, rhododendrons, bluebells and roses. Daily outdoor tours, from March to October, offer further opportunity to explore.

Popular seasonal events include the flower festival from 23 to 26 June 2016 and Christmas opening from 19 November to 23 December 2016

Enjoy a choice of six shops including garden centre and farm shop, plus three cafes. A wide choice of private tours, talks, lectures and refreshments are also available exclusively for groups. For more information or to book please call Group Reservations 01653 648621.

Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64 and is easily accessible via coach (drivers should be aware or narrow gateways on certain routes).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Gardens and stable courtyard shops and cafe open daily, year round.

House open:
19 March - 30 October, 10:30 - 16:00 (last entry)
19 November - 23 December, 10:00 - 16:00 (last entry)


Discounted admission applies for groups of 12 or more visiting the house & gardens: Adult £13.50, Child (4-16) £6.50.

Payment is due on the date of your visit, and can be made by cash, debit/credit card, or cheque made payable to ‘Castle Howard Estate Ltd’. Invoicing is available by prior arrangement only - please call 01653 648621.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 17 Nov - Mon 31 Dec Christmas
Sat 17 Nov - Mon 31 Dec The Twelve Days of Christmas
Thu 15 - Sun 18 Aug Countryfile Live


Castle Howard Estate Limited.,
Castle Howard,
YO60 7DA



See location of Castle Howard on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 716700  Lat: 54.12089 Long: -0.90601

Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64. From the A64, follow the brown tourist signs for Castle Howard.

Due to narrow gateways, coaches and large vehicles should continue on the A64 to Malton and approach Castle Howard from Malton/Coneysthorpe.

Bus services run from York and Malton.

Check the Castle Howard website for details.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Malton station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired