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Address: York YO60 7DA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1653 648333

Castle Howard is one of England's finest historic houses, set in a thousand...

Castle Howard is one of England's finest historic houses, set in a thousand acres of sweeping parkland dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains. Inside discover world-renowned collections gathered by succeeding generations of the Howard family. Built over 300 years ago, today it still remains a family home.

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Castle Howard Entrance Ticket
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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Tour from York
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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We bought a York pass which enables entry to a number of attractions around York, castle Howard, about 30 minutes drive from York is included in that deal. Everything about this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought a York pass which enables entry to a number of attractions around York, castle Howard, about 30 minutes drive from York is included in that deal. Everything about this house is grandiose, the tree lined avenue leading to castle, the rose garden, the lake, the fountain, the gardens, the temple, the monument and certainly not least of all... More 

Thank Ian G
Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Magnificent building, well worth a visit. The staff in the house were very pleasant and informative and helped to make the day special. We also had a very good tour of the walled garden and were very impressed with the guide.

Thank Angela F
Barcelona, Spain
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There's a lot to do and see, be prepared for half a day, even a whole day to get best value from your visit. The history of the family and Estate is fascinating, including the Earls of Carlisle and BBC's maverick George Howard, ultimately a Life Peer, connections too with Winifred Nicholson and Ben Nicholson eminent artists in their time.... More 

Thank Speakasyoufind8
Pickering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to visit. We have been visiting Castle Howard for three years now and bought an annual pass so visit at least once a week. There is always something new to see - each season brings a different scene to view - at the moment the rhododendrons are flowering - which is breath-taking in Ray Wood. The... More 

Thank mnoble2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Castle Howard from a brief stay in York after easter,on a whim really,but owing to a 30 year obsession with Tudor history.The grounds wowed me before we even stepped inside the house,so well maintained but so accessible,no forbidding notices on the lawned gardens as you get with some stately homes.The scale of the grounds blew me away,and despite many... More 

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While spending time in York for my sons 19th birthday he had asked if we could go...am I glad that we did. The gardens are exceptional, plenty of photo opportunities. There is a little train that can take you around the grounds if wanted, we chose to walk and take in the scenic views. Once visited the grounds have a... More 

Thank lyntaz
Thetford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

spent a happy day looking round the house and strolling round the grounds , never seen a house with so many statues in the grounds - lovely lunch in their cafe not bad prices either

Thank 742digger
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were staying a five min drive from this grand house so it would have been foolish not to visit, we weren't disappointed the architecture is stunning, the guides very approachable and knowledgeable, obviously the weather plays a big part as its not just the house but the grounds also make the experience even more palatial.

Thank Connie F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well I was taken aback by the shear size & beauty of this wonderful estate. And it gives so much. The house itself is stunning & really gets the mind spinning. Such wealth!! The history the staff & notice boards provide helps paint a wonderful picture of the many decades of the family The art & the decor.....wow It just... More 

Thank RobMcAndrews
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a great visit, we arrived when the grounds opened at 10.00 and spent a lovely 30 minutes wandering around the empty grounds, we entered the house just after it opened at 10.30 and pretty well had the place to ourselves, my husband who is a keen photographer managed to take photos of the whole place without having a... More 

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