Castle Howard

Castle Howard
North Yorkshire
YO60 7DA



General Enquiries


General Enquiries

01653 648 444


General Enquiries

01653 648 529

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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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Heritage site

Opening hours

House daily: 22 March - 2 November 2014 From 11.00 (last admissions 16.00)
Grounds, Garden Centre and Stable Courtyard: Daily all year apart form Christmas Day. From 10.00 (last admissions 16.30)

Admission charges

House and Grounds:
Adults - £14.00
Senior/Student - £12.00
Children (4-16) - £7.50

FREE admission to the Stable Courtyard and Garden 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.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Canaletto
  • Holbein
  • Gainsborough
  • Reynolds
  • Crown Derby
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Castle Howard in Time of War

  • 22 March — 2 November 2014 *on now

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.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Free with admission.