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Built in 1699, Castle Howard is one of the country's finest historic houses and is still the private residence of the Howard family.
Historic house or home, Heritage site
House daily: 16 March - 1 November 2009 From 11.00 (last admissions 16.00)
Grounds, Plant Centre and Stable Courtyard: Daily all year apart form Christmas Day. From 10.00 (last admissions 16.30)
House and Grounds:
Adults - £11.00
Senior/Student - £10.00
Children (4-16) - £6.50
FREE admission to the Stable Courtyard and Plant Centre.
Indoors, art treasures include paintings by Canaletto, Holbein, Gainsborough and Reynolds, a collection of antique sculpture, and the porcelain collections include a spectacular Crown Derby botanical dessert service. Outdoors there are temples, lead statues and an array of monuments.
Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Crown Derby
Castle Howard in Time of War
While generations of Howard sons went to fight overseas the impact of war was often more powerfully felt at home.
Between 1815 and 1944 five Howards were killed in action, and for the family war was a time of anxiety as well as bereavement; this was an experience shared with staff and tenants, many of whom are commemorated on war memorials in estate villages.
Belgian refugees, enemy prisoners, evacuees, fire, and crashed aircraft also meant that the impact of war in both world wars was never far away from Castle Howard.
- Family friendly
Free with admission.
Castle Howard Education Resource Pack
This Education Resource Pack offers a series of topics and activities for History classes within schools, aimed to fit curriculum requirements, and some units of QCA for Key Stage 2. These activities are structured around suggestions for pre-visits, visit, and post-visit pupil activities.
How to obtain
Available to download for free.