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The Estate & Area


A grand, enchanting estate

Castle Howard is, without doubt, one of the finest historic estates in Europe. It truly is a destination to explore with its world-renowned, palatial house and a diverse landscape of gardens, lakes, farmland, woodland and parkland. Then add temples, monuments, delightful cafes, an adventure playground, The Yorkshire Arboretum and a handful of quaint shops and it is easy to see why people of all ages return to this very special place time and time again.

Holiday home owners receive complimentary Silver Family Membership. Campers and tourers receive 2 for 1 entry. Instructions detailing how to claim this are in your booking confirmation. Pre-booking is essential so visit the main Castle Howard website using the link below to book your tickets. 

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Yorkshire, God's own country

Castle Howard provides an ideal base point to discover more of Yorkshire's mesmerising attractions. Expect to find jaw-dropping scenery, picturesque villages, traditional pubs and a very warm welcome.

Eating out here is a delight with mouth-watering local produce, award-winning chefs and a fantastic range of venues, from picnic sites to Michelin-starred brasseries - and everything in-between - including the legendary Malton Food Festival.

Find out more about the wonderful selection of things to do by visiting the Welcome to Yorkshire website.

Welcome to Yorkshire

York, a capital day out

In just a single square mile you can walk the City Walls and explore medieval cobbled streets. Visit over 30 world-class attractions from ghostly and gruesome, to culinary and cultured.

There's an eclectic mix of independent retailers whilst food lovers will be spoilt for choice with hundreds of eateries to choose from.

Enjoy a day at the races, a history of chocolate, a drop of York Gin, a cruise along the river or a spot of opera.

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At one with the landscape

This is an outdoor pursuits' paradise and the area is blessed with a huge network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes. Amble along a pretty riverbank, hike across the Howardian Hills, pedal to the next village for lunch or head off-road for a challenging mountain bike trail.

Top up your vitamin sea! A visit to the area wouldn't be complete without taking in the sea air... The sandy beaches of Scarborough and Filey are both within easy reach for a day trip to the coast.