Castle Howard

In a nutshell

Explore the beautiful landscapes, parkland and take the tour of the magnificent mansion of tv and film fame. Suitable for all ages.


Malton, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA

Contact details

Tel: 01653 648333

Activity type

Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

From £27

(based on family of 4)

Castle Howard details...

Built for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle and taking over 100 years to complete, today Castle Howard remains home to the Howard family. Discover the rich and varied history, dramatic interiors and sweeping parklands of this magnificent house.

Free flowing tours of the house allow you to explore at your leisure, with friendly and knowledgeable guides throughout. 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, including Christmas opening when the house is decorated for the festive season. Plus free outdoor tours, illustrated children’s trail, adventure playground and summer boat trips on the Great Lake (weather permitting). Treat yourself at a range of cafés and shops, including garden centre, farm shop and gift shops.

Opening Times

The Gardens are open daily from 10am until 4pm; The Courtyard shops, facilities and Garden Centre are open daily,  admission free; The House reopens for the new season on Saturday 30th March 2019.

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