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Castle Howard

York YO60 7DA, England
+44 1653 648333
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Castle Howard is one of England's finest historic houses, set in a thousand acres of sweeping parkland dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains. Inside discover world-renowned collections gathered by succeeding generations of the Howard family. Built over 300 years ago, today it still remains a family home.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“stately home” (138 reviews)
“rose garden” (108 reviews)
York YO60 7DA, England
+44 1653 648333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

lovely estate to walk through... house unfortunately closed in Feb but grounds are lovely... snowdrops and crocus are out.... lovely place farm shop and cafe both worth a stop

Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am sure the gardens are stunning in spring , summer and autumn. We visited the gardens in February, not to be recommended as there was little to see and we paid full price for entry to the gardens. The restaurant is lovely but the...More

1  Thank Rogenroute
Reviewed 6 days ago

Castle Howard/Howard family has a strange motto if translations are correct but the place itself is superb even in Winter. The house is not open and maybe they could learn from Ripley Castle who offer free access to the grounds during winter months because the...More

Thank Greecophile
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time at castle Howard on a cold misty day in December. Christmas trim up was well worth seeing. But we will now go back in the summer, for a better look at the gardens and lakes.

Thank Sggaunt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a winter destination. The house is shuttered, there are no winter gardens, paths are blocked off and you will still have to pay £9.50 to get in. As I saw the best part 20 quid go off the credit card, I felt...More

1  Thank masaccio
CastleHowardEst, Public Relations Manager at Castle Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit with us. Castle Howard is more landscape parkland than gardens, we do have a walled garden but we appreciate that this is seasonal, we are currently undertaking a programme...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle and grounds were glorious, however, we kept thinking how much nicer it would be in other seasons! The highlight was that we virtually had the place to ourselves!

Thank Shamima A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were disappointed to find that the house is closed for the winter season until 24th March, but we were happy to wander about the wonderful grounds. There are about 1,000 acres of parkland, woodland paths, lakeside terraces, temples, fountains, and a walled garden. There...More

1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fab Xmas market, excellent Father Christmas he best I have ever seen... Always lovely and peaceful. Well worth the visit.

Thank JenzGemz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely day out. House is fantastic, guides also and the gardens are great. We had lunch there and it was good and reasonably priced.

1  Thank macrob2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Castle Howard on a very beautiful sunny day.Mostly we will visit Houses and Gardens by the National Trust but Castle Howard is a private one therefore we have to pay for the ticket to see this place. It is a nice place...More

Thank Preeya I
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January 19, 2018|
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Response from CastleHowardEst | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes there is an admission fee for the grounds. We have a variety of tickets available including concessions and family tickets. Please check on our website for a full listing. The grounds... More
Lis G
December 14, 2017|
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Response from Colin C | Reviewed this property |
no specific recommendations but Malton is a pretty little market town just a couple of miles away.