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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“stately home” (137 reviews)
“rose garden” (108 reviews)
York YO60 7DA, England
+44 1653 648333
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely fabulous day out. The atmosphere was very Christmassy. Loved every minute at this stunning house

Thank marionwatters
Reviewed yesterday

How the other half life, Castle Howard is a magnificent house and well worth the visit not only to look around the house but the large grounds that surround the house. The entrance fee is quite expensive but the upkeep of such a large property...More

Thank JimDodds
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Castle Howard today for the first time to see Christmas "Angels on High". Wow, the castle and way the rooms were set out for Christmas were absolutely stunning and totally breathtaking. Everything was well organised, easy to follow and and beautiful - well...More

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CastleHowardEst, Public Relations Manager at Castle Howard, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback having recently visited Castle Howard. We were really pleased to hear that you thought our decorations were stunning and good value. However, I'd like to apologise that you experienced unacceptable levels of customer service from...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to take our Maltese friends that wanted a Yorkshire Christmas and it was perfect- the gardens are beautiful the house was displayed in a excellent Christmas style. The guides in each room where very friendly and informative. We had a very good lunch...More

Thank JohnWill1076956
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 area). The queue is often long and the processing of visitors slow and painful. The stately home is a real treasure as...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All decorated for Christmas, very tastefully done. All the Christmas trees are real with lights, including those outside. Well worth a visit.

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 5 days ago

First time been at Christmas. Not overcrowded, gentle, fitting decorations, live piano playing. Long gallery is stylishly dressed with lovely colour mixtures. The decorations are not overwhelming, but add a warm comfortable feeling to the house. Room attendants are very helpful and approachable, and try...More

Thank mikehf2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth seeing this country house as it has some great rooms and history as well as lovely gardens. Saw in December so had been decked out with Christmas decorations too to make it even better.

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went with my 10 year old son and we had a fantastic morning. All the castle and grounds are ready with Christmas decorations, inside all the rooms are open with fire in the chimneys and ready to the seen. There is a “look for...More

Thank Iria s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited Castle Howard for their Xmas open day, great day out and a lovely place to see some of England’s history. Staff are fantastic and very friendly and have a real passion for the history of the estate. Good show with query gifts and...More

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Trevor H
11 October 2017|
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Response from CastleHowardEst | Property representative |
Hello, yes Castle Howard will be open in April, both the House and Grounds. Many Thanks
12 April 2017|
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Response from andyacky | Reviewed this property |
A stroller should be fine
Paula D
6 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