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Address: York YO60 7DA, England
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+44 1653 648333

Castle Howard is one of England's finest historic houses, set in a thousand...

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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While spending time in York for my sons 19th birthday he had asked if we could go...am I glad that we did. The gardens are exceptional, plenty of photo opportunities. There is a... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While spending time in York for my sons 19th birthday he had asked if we could go...am I glad that we did. The gardens are exceptional, plenty of photo opportunities. There is a little train that can take you around the grounds if wanted, we chose to walk and take in the scenic views. Once visited the grounds have a... More 

Thank lyntaz
Thetford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

spent a happy day looking round the house and strolling round the grounds , never seen a house with so many statues in the grounds - lovely lunch in their cafe not bad prices either

Thank 742digger
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying a five min drive from this grand house so it would have been foolish not to visit, we weren't disappointed the architecture is stunning, the guides very approachable and knowledgeable, obviously the weather plays a big part as its not just the house but the grounds also make the experience even more palatial.

Thank Connie F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well I was taken aback by the shear size & beauty of this wonderful estate. And it gives so much. The house itself is stunning & really gets the mind spinning. Such wealth!! The history the staff & notice boards provide helps paint a wonderful picture of the many decades of the family The art & the decor.....wow It just... More 

Thank RobMcAndrews
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had a great visit, we arrived when the grounds opened at 10.00 and spent a lovely 30 minutes wandering around the empty grounds, we entered the house just after it opened at 10.30 and pretty well had the place to ourselves, my husband who is a keen photographer managed to take photos of the whole place without having a... More 

Thank BandJWilson
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been many many times over the past 3 decades. Interesting changes recently-the Easter events were definitely the best to date, really enjoyed the activities for children and the new kids activity sheet is better than anything that's gone before. Still think more could be done to appeal to children though, both throughout the house and grounds. The grounds look... More 

Thank Fox2609
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

places for the children to run around, nice walks in the gardens, train to the lake and trips on the lake what not to like. The house is large and plenty for all the family. A bit pricey but we found it worth while.

Thank footies
Beverley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the children (9 and 4) for a day out over the Easter break. They had great fun in the walled garden with one of the Easter activities, and the Farm animals that they could go up and meet, and the straw bale maze and the ride. Had lunch in the Gatehouse - which was very good with excellent service... More 

Thank Mark G
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An essential visit for anyone interested in the story of Britain. Wonderfully maintained and a great reason to visit all the great houses of England.

Thank Michael O
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great walking everywhere in grounds.use the free guided tours they are great and very interesting.house is like a grand home with great size rooms.fantastic day out.

Thank Maureen116

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