Castle Howard House & Gardens

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Set in nearly 9,000 acres of rolling Yorkshire countryside, in the heart of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the world-famous Castle Howard. A 300-year-old stately house, Estate and family home, it’s just 15 miles north of York but is unlike anywhere else – it truly is a place like no other.

Visitors to Castle Howard can expect to experience dramatic interiors and world-renowned art collections inside the House, extensive woodland walks, temples, lakes and fountains in the Gardens, and an award-winning adventure playground, Skelf Island, perfect for young ones.

Castle Howard has also become a cultural hotspot, and host to arts, music and sports events, including car shows, concerts, and exhibits. As a location, its starred as the backdrop to much-loved period films and television series, most notably Bridgerton and Brideshead Revisited, so offers visitors the chance to walk in the footsteps of their favourite characters and take photos in iconic scene locations.

For foodies, Castle Howard’s cafes serve delicious and seasonal Yorkshire fare, and the Farm Shop showcases top quality regional produce.

Beyond the House and Grounds, the wider Castle Howard Estate is nestled in within the rolling Howardian Hills set against a dramatic Yorkshire backdrop, and a dedicated team there are industry leading in their conservation efforts to protect the local wildlife, flora and fauna.


Castle Howard House & Gardens, York, YO60 7DA
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