Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

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Explore one of England’s most magnificent houses situated just 15 miles outside of York; from awe inspiring architecture and grand interiors to sweeping parkland dotted with lakes, temples and formal gardens.

Built over 300 years ago by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, today Castle Howard remains home to the Howard family. Discover our rich and varied history from royal visits, film stars and pre-Raphaelite artists to architectural firsts, great fires and the challenges of preserving the house and estate for the future.

Explore our beautiful gardens with meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces and walled garden with ornamental potager as well as seasonal displays of roses, daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons. A range of cafés and restaurants offer something for all tastes and budgets. Leave time to browse the shops, including gift shop, farm shop and garden centre.