Built over 300 years ago by Sir John Vanbrugh, Castle Howard today remains home to the Howard family.

Visitors can explore the 18th-century house and discover awe-inspiring architecture, beautiful interiors and world-renowned collections. Knowledgeable guides are on hand to share stories of the house, family and works of art with visitors of all ages.

The house is home to works of art of international significance and the curatorial team work closely with galleries from around the world to loan out items.

Beyond the house, the 1,000 acres of parkland incorporate rolling lawns, lakes, fountains, temples, woodland, an ornamental walled garden and children's playground, and on-site facilities include a farm shop, gift shop, café and garden centre.

Castle Howard

York, Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

01653 648333


Opening times

The Gardens, Walled Garden and Skelf Island Adventure Playground are open daily, from 10am (9am for Friends of Castle Howard) with last admission to the Gardens at 4pm.

The House has now reopened to visitors marking the beginning of another incredible season.

Pre-booking is essential.

With a National Art Pass you get

50% off entry

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