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Castle Howard

Castle HowardYork
North Yorkshire
YO60 7DA
Telephone: 01653 648333


Visit Castle Howard and have fun exploring 1,000 acres of parkland and gardens; jump on the land train to the Great Lake for boat trips and our adventure playground; discover more about the amazing history of the house and gardens with school holiday adventure trails and illustrated quiz sheets.

Family friendly events take place most school and Bank Holidays.

Other attractions include a choice of 6 shops, including plant centre and farm shop, as well as 3 cafes serving homemade food to suit all tastes and pockets.

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It may be worth checking out Castle Howard's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Castle Howard before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

10.30am - 4.00pm

House closed 31 October - 18 November.


"I'm hungry"

A choice of 3 cafes serving homemade food. Includes self service, at table service and kiosk. Serving snacks through to 2 course meals throughout the day.

healthy food

Most dietary requirements are catered for.

"Can I have one of those?"

A wide selection of novelty gifts and souvenirs for children, through to homewares, toiletries, books, plants and local produce.

"i need a wee"

Baby changing facilities are available.

and baby come too...

Our catering staff can assist with milk and food warming so please ask.


"are we there yet?"

Located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64. any top tips?

To enjoy Castle Howard in all weather please be prepared with suitable footwear. Please note that pushchairs are not allowed inside the house, but hip seats are available to loan.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

House and Grounds:

Adult: £17.50
Concession: £16.00
Child (4 - 16): £9
Family (2+3): £44
Under 4s go free!


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Castle HowardYork
North Yorkshire
YO60 7DA
Telephone: 01653 648333