Castle Howard - Best Price Tickets

Castle Howard - Best Price Tickets

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Looking for things to do around York? Look no further than Castle Howard!

Located just a 25-minute drive away from York, this stunning house and gardens estate is not to be missed.

  • £24 for the full Castle Howard experience at the house and gardens
  • £9 for just the beautiful gardens of Castle Howard
  • Free visits for ages 2 and under!

Book your tickets today for the best prices online, and remember to use the code 'DAYSOUT' to get an extra discount on your booking. 

History, art, nature and more at one of the best family days out York

In the Yorkshire countryside, the stunning mansion of Castle Howard was built in the 18th century. It's a living history book filled with stories of royal visits, amazing art, and family tales. You can practically feel history in every nook and cranny, while also being surrounded in the picturesque nature.

Around the castle, you'll find gardens that seem straight out of a fairy tale. There are calming lakes, ancient forests, and even a magnificent Great Monument. If you're into flowers and herbs, you'll adore the Walled Garden - it's like a rainbow of colors!

Visiting Castle Howard is like taking a trip back in time. It's a place where the grandeur of the past meets the elegance of today. No matter what you love - whether it's history, art, or just being surrounded by beauty - Castle Howard is your perfect destination.

It's a place that tells stories, showcases creativity, and reminds us that history and beauty go hand in hand.

Castle Howard - Garden Only Ticket

With this ticket, see the beautiful gardens of Castle Howard and take in the natural surroundings of the area

Available to 31 March 2024
YO60 7BY

How to find us

Castle Howard is just 15 miles North East of York and is easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Coast.

By car:

From the North - From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the B1257 and follow the brown signs. Please be aware this route includes Sutton Bank which is unsuitable for caravans. If you are towing, please continue down the A19 and follow the signs for the alternative route. 

From the South - Take the A1M to Junction 44 and follow the A64 east to York. Continue on the A64 past York in the direction of Scarborough, and you will shortly pick up the brown signs for Castle Howard.

You can also take the scenic route, avoiding the A64 and taking in North Yorkshire countryside and villages.

By bus: 

York to Castle Howard: A direct bus service, CastleLine runs from York to Castle Howard.

  • Toilets
  • Baby-changing facilities 
  • Coffee shop
  • Farm shop
  • Picnic area
  • Fitzroy Café
  • Boathouse Café
  • Courtyard Café

There is a great range of outlets across the Estate offering both takeaway and table service options, with full seasonal menu's available celebrating the best Yorkshire produce.

Dogs are very welcome at Castle Howard. Please keep them on a lead at all times and make sure to clean up after your pets. 

Dogs are also welcome in outdoor seating areas at the site's cafés and water bowls are provided. 

Only assistance dogs are allowed in the House, Skelf Island Adventure Playground and Kelly Car Land Train. 

No, Castle Howard operates on a cashless basis.

Pushchairs are not permitted in the House, but can be stored in a pushchair holding area at the house entrance. 'Hip-seats' can be borrowed to assist in carrying children (6 months to 3 years old) throughout the house. 

Yes, Castle Howard has installed facilities that enable wheelchair users to enjoy the site. 

  • All outside surfaces are accessible, with the exception of Ray Wood. 
  • Wheelchair users are able to use the stair lift to access the house. 
  • Access at the High South and Chapel is restricted. 
  • The Kelly Car Land Train can accommodate wheelchairs and push chairs
  • Shops and cafés are all accessible by wheelchair

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