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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“stately home” (120 reviews)
“farm shop” (123 reviews)
York YO60 7DA, England
+44 1653 648333
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Reviewed today

I knew very little about it before we went but was not disappointed. Knowledgeable, approachable, friendly staff in most of the public rooms. Detailed and very interesting family history display. Imposing entrance hall. Extensive grounds including very large walled garden with many roses. Lakes, fountains,...More

Thank johnfred4
Reviewed today via mobile

Entry was 5pounds each which seems expensive for the venue. The hill side around it is a nice place to relax for a bit of its sunny out.

Thank kbulney
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As annual card holders we go to Castle Howard in all seasons and have never been disappointed (after we get through the entrance). Sadly the only reason we didn't give 5 stars is due to the poor and inefficient check in for visitors (even when...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have waited 30 years to visit this marvelous mansion. It did not disappoint. The house and grounds are stunning, afternoon tea was delightful. Morning coffee in the boathouse was very pleasant. All in all it was worth every penny bearing in mind the upkeep...More

1  Thank Howroypot
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Castle Howard over ten years ago, and I was disappointed then, but I was much more appreciative this time. It is not a cheap day out, and I am not sure it quite lives up to some of its billing (England's Versailles), but...More

2  Thank steven w
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stunning interior. Quite one of the nicest that we have seen ( obviously a personnel opinion). Very interesting family history detailing the many family sacrifice via military action over the centuries. Gorgeous chapel. Farm shop, various catering outlets. Plenty of grounds to wander through. The...More

Thank Tolroy
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our second visit as my wife is a great fan of the Brideshead Revisited TV Show (original version) and so we arrived at opening time. We had pre-booked our tickets to save cost and it was an easy process to enter. We had...More

Thank WidleyTraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Castle Howard is a wonderful day out - the grounds are huge and beautiful and the forest walks are filled with rhododendron and the bird watching is excellent. I do not know how much the house tour is worth if you are not a 'Brideshead'...More

Thank TomaSchultz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enyoyable two or three hours walking around the house & some of the gardens on offer - really enjoyed the walled garden

Thank BangorBagCarrier
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited here on Sunday 18th June whilst the Classic car show was on. The positives were the guides overall were informative and helpful particularly Norma who we met in the main entrance, she was extremely charming and very enthusiastic about Castle Howard. I agree with...More

Thank scott07
CastleHowardEst, Duty Manager at Castle Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are sorry to hear that you left us a little disappointed on Sunday 18th June. Pre-booking online was not available due to the Yorkshire Post Motor Show event, as these tickets were sold by a third party organiser. If you wish to visit us...More

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We have a baby just under 1. Are the grounds accessible with a stroller or should we throw him in the back carrier?
11 April 2017|
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Response from andyacky | Reviewed this property |
A stroller should be fine
Paula D
Can anyone help....is Castle Howard wheel chair accessible in all areas
5 April 2017|
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Response from XLaurence | Reviewed this property |
Castle Howard is wheelchair accessible. You can easily trundle up to the house and when you get there you can ask for access to the house through the shop. The staff are all very helpful. When you get to the steps leading up... More
Hi how long roughly is the Castle Howard from york and does it have a carpark?
2 April 2017|
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Response from JamboDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
It's about half an hour by car. Not sure for other forms of transport. There is a car park and overflow.