Castle Howard - Garden Only Ticket
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Get your tickets to one of the best days out near York at Castle Howard gardens today
The gardens at Castle Howard are a masterpiece of horticultural artistry, a living canvas that captivates visitors throughout the year. Only a short drive from York, Castle Howard makes for one of the best attractions near York and unforgettable day out for the family.
These meticulously maintained grounds offer a harmonious blend of formal and informal landscapes, each with its unique charm. Meander through the geometric precision of the Italian Garden or stroll beside the tranquil lakes, where swans glide serenely. In the walled garden, a riot of colors and fragrances greet you with every step. The woodlands beckon with peaceful paths that lead to hidden follies and shaded groves.
The gardens at Castle Howard are a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and a delight for anyone who appreciates the beauty of the outdoors, anytime of year!
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.
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.
York to Castle Howard: A direct bus service, CastleLine runs from York to Castle Howard.
- Free parking
- 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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