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Castle Howard and its collection

Castle Howard

Built in 1699, Castle Howard is one of the country's finest historic houses and is still the private residence of the Howard family. Castle Howard features exhibits related to Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History and Architecture. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: Gainsborough, Crown Derby, Canaletto, Reynolds and Holbein.

Art & Design  Art & Design History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology


Visitor information Castle Howard

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

The House is now closed until Saturday 21st March 2020.


Winter Gardens Ticket (4th November 2019 and 20th March 2020)
Adult: £9.95
Concession: £9.00
Child (4 - 16): £7.95
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £28.00
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children): £18.00
Under 4: Free

2020 Gardens Ticket (21st March to 1st November 2020)
Adult: £12.95
Concession: £12.00
Child (4 - 16): £8.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £34.50
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): £21.50
Under 4: Free


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

, York

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Castle Howard Reviews

Castle Howard has 2 ratings.

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    Carole • Aug 21, 2022

    Dreadful experience though lovely lovely staff who were so helpful.

    Disability access was not as it should be and does not meet standards to advertise as 'fully accessible' (see website) Long cobbled area where it was impossible to push a person in a wheelchair.

    Stair lift broke down so had to wait at the top of the stairs for the mechanic to repair.

    No access to bedroom areas as there was 'important plumbing work being done'. So £25 paid to look around one level of the house and the access for the wheelchair in the grounds meant that was not a possibility for my disabled friend

    Train taking visitors to the main hous advertised as running every 20 mins. Driver had one hour for lunch with no replacement.

    2 sandwiches left for a party of three in the house cafe.

    A sad, shaming, excluding and expensive day for my friend who was visiting from the USA.

    Visited on Aug 9, 2022

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