Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors to Castle Howard, Yorkshire's finest historic house, for over 300 years and today we extend this warm welcome to you.
(The house currently has some scaffolding on it as we re-gild the dome.) Whether you're looking for a fun family day out, a day exploring the great outdoors, a chance to marvel at breathtaking architecture and world renowned art collections or a unique shopping destination, Castle Howard is the perfect day out in Yorkshire. Today, above all, it is about the challenge of preserving the family home as a national treasure for family and visitors alike to enjoy.
Castle Howard's friendly and knowledgeable guides are on hand to share our stories with you as you tour the house at your own pace, exploring a treasure trove of inspiring architecture and interiors, as well as world-renowned collections.
Information boards highlight key stories and items in most rooms.
Castle Howard will be all decked out for its Christmas opening with wreaths, garlands and Christmas trees. There is also a Christmas market. We may be able to benefit from the group entrance fee (£15) if enough attend (which will be payable in advance - to be advised)
If not entrance is £19.75.