1, 000 acres of breathtaking landscape filed with temples, statues, lakes and fountains. Inside the walled garden you will find collections of old and new roses, plus ornamental vegetable garden. While the serpentine pathways of Ray Wood reveal seasonal collections rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and Pieris. Outdoor-guided tours take place between March and November and these tell the stories of the gardens and architecture. For children there are boat trips on the Great Lake and an adventure playground. Visitors to the gardens can also visit the exhibition wing, house gift shop and self-service restaurant free of charge when the House is open. Additional shops and cafés are available in the Stable Courtyard (open all year).
Castle Howard is located 15 miles north east of York, just off the A64.
We are pleased to announce that Stephensons of Easingwold Ltd now run a scheduled bus service between York and Castle Howard, and Malton and Castle Howard. You also receive discounted entry to Castle Howard on presentation of your Stephensons ticket.
The services run every day, except Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Full details of the Blue Zone Timetable for York - Castle Howard - Malton (service 183, 180, 181, 182) please visit our website.
Off-Season (Jan to Feb)
Child 4 to 16 yrs £1.50 (under 4 free)
Season (Mar to Nov/Dec)
Child 5 to 16 yrs £6.00 (under 5 free)
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Sat 23 Mar 2013 - Sun 3 Nov 2013||Mon - Sun 11:00 to 16:00|
|Mon 4 - Fri 22 Nov 2013||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00|
|Notes||HIGH SEASON - House, Grounds, Shops & Cafés Open - 23 March to 3 November & 23 November to 22 December 2013. House open 11am-4pm* (last admission). Grounds & Adventure Playground open 10am-5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). Courtyard Gift Shops, Farm Shop, Garden Centre, Café & Coffee Shop (free entry)open 10am-5pm.
LOW SEASON - Grounds, Shops & Cafés only 1 January to 22 March & 4 November to 22 November 2013. House is closed. Grounds & Adventure Playground open 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm). Courtyard Gift Shops, Farm Shop, Garden Centre, Café & Coffee Shop (free entry) open 10am-5pm (4pm January and February).
Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
Map reference: SE 716700 Lat: 54.12089 Long: -0.90601
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Malton station
Yorkshire Tourist Board White Rose Winner Attraction of the Year (100,000+ visitors) 2005 and Taste of Yorkshire for the Farm Shop and Courtyard Cafe.
Deliciouslyorkshire 'Regional Retailer' of the Year 2005 for the Farm Shop.