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Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

It took more than 100 years before the construction of Castle Howard was complete and during that time the grounds were filled with lakes, temples, monuments and a grand mausoleum. Surrounded by 1000 acres of gardens, the house is famous for its towering dome, the first of its kind on a private House in Britain. Castle Howard's interiors are dramatic and intimate, from the grandeur of the Great Hall, with the Pellegrini frescos under the dome, to the vivid Turquoise Drawing Room.
Outside, garden enthusiasts will love the extensive grounds displaying collections of roses, delphiniums and delightful borders. There is also an 18th century walled garden and an ornamental vegetable garden.
Energetic children can let off steam on the adventure playground or while exploring the serpentine pathways of the enchanted woodland. There are also boat trips on the Great Lake and children's quizzes.
Howard Castle has a farm shop, plant centre, gift shop, book shop, courtyard café and a tea shop.

Opening Times

The House is open from the 1st March to 2nd November and from the 29th November to 21st December from 11.00am daily, with last admissions at 4.00pm.
Gardens & Adventure Playground are open daily all year (except Christmas Day) from 10.00am until 6.30pm (dusk in winter). Last admissions 4.30pm.

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Ticket Prices

House and gardens
Adult £10.50
Concession £9.50
Child 4-16yrs £6.50
Family 2+2 £27.50
Under 4’s free

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 01653 648 444

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Castle Howard Estate Ltd
Registered Office: Estate Office
Castle Howard
North Yorkshire

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