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, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

01653 648333


Opening times

10.30am – 4pm (last admission)

Private events may effect opening hours. Please refer to website before your visit.

Exhibitions nearby

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