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Castle Howard

A magnificent historic house with ornate interiors and landscaped gardens
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Group 6 Opening hours
  • Mon: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tues: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thurs: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun: 10:00 - 17:00

Built for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle and taking over 100 years to complete, Castle Howard is full of varied history, dramatic interiors and sweeping parklands. Free flowing tours of the house allow you to explore at your leisure, from decadent bedrooms and lavish drawing rooms to the stunning Great Hall and vast Long Gallery, there are architectural wonders and world-renowned collections in every room.

Spend a day exploring the beautiful gardens; with meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces and sweeping vistas dotted with temples, statues and follies. Enjoy a changing programme of exhibitions and events, plus outdoor tours, illustrated children’s trails, Skelf Island adventure playground and summer boat trips on the Great Lake. Treat yourself at a range of cafés and shops, including the garden centre, farm shop and gift shops.

Did you know
Castle Howard is still home to the Howard family.