One of England’s most beautiful houses, Castle Howard was built in the 18thcentury by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle. The magnificent house sits in a landscape of rolling hills and unexpected monuments.
Visitors discover dramatic interiors containing world-renowned collections, while they listen to friendly and knowledgeable guides share the stories of previous generations.
Other exhibitions include ‘Maids and Mistresses: The Women of Castle Howard’ and ‘Artist and Aristocrat: George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle a Centenary Exhibition’
The award-winning grounds – which feature a walled rose garden, ornamental vegetable garden, and woodland garden – are dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains. With seasonal displays, including daffodils, rhododendrons, roses and delphiniums, visitors can learn more about the ground and gardens by joining a free outdoor guided tour.
With a great choice of restaurants and cafés, Castle Howard has a menu to suit all tastes and pockets. Choose bistro-style at the Courtyard Café or selfservice at the Fitzroy Room; take away great coffee, cakes, sandwiches and ice-cream at The Boathouse Café and Courtyard Coffee Shop; or top up your picnic with delicious local produce at the Farm Shop.
Castle Howard - One of the World's Top Ten Greatest Mansions and Grand Houses.