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|The construction of Castle Howard took more
than 100 years before it was said to be finally completed, however it has
continually changed overtime. A dramatic fire in 1940 destroyed the dome and
nearly 20 rooms and for a few years it was open to the elements. An 18th century
palace sitting within 1000 acres of gardens.
On your walk around the house you get to see
bedrooms, the Long Gallery, a chapel as well as collections of paintings,
porcelain, statuary and furniture. It opens at 11am and last admission is at
As well as the house there are also
Gardens dotted with temples, lakes and fountains. The fountains operate
daily from 10.30am to 4pm although may not operate if water levels are
Castle Howard has it's
own reservoir to provide water through two sets of cast-iron pipes to provide
enough power for the jets of the Atlas Fountain and the main jet of the Prince
of Wales Fountain to a height of 40-45 feet. There are also cascades, and
From the gardens you can get views of the North
York Moors and Yorkshire Wolds. There is an 18th century walled garden with
collections of roses and borders as well as an ornamental vegetable garden.
There is also a plant centre and tea shop.
Snake like paths lead you through Ray Wood, a
woodland of trees and shrubs including seasonal displays of rhododendrons,
magnolias and azaleas.
Location: Castle Howard, York, North
Google Aerial Photo
Getting there: From the A1 take the A61 to
Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Just before Helmsley take the B1257 and
follow the brown signs.
Access: Wheelchairs can access all areas of
the house except the chapel and first floor of the exhibition wing. All
public rooms access is by wheelchair lift. Garden paths and entrances are
ramped for easy access.
Other Useful Websites:
Address: Castle Howard Estate Ltd, Estate
Office, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire
Postcode: YO60 7DA
Telephone: 01653 648 444
Opening Times: House Open 1st March to 2nd
November and 29th Nov to 21st Dec from 11am daily. Last admission 4pm.
Gardens open daily all year except Christmas Day from 10am to 6.30pm (dusk
Charges: When house is open Adult £10.50;
Child £6.50; Concession £9.50; Family £27.50
Gardens only Adult £8.00; child £5.00;
Concession £7.50; Family £21
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Notes: Photography is allowed in house and
gardens. No tripods in house and in consideration to other visitors would
prefer you not to use flash.
Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds. Only
assistance dogs allowed in house.
Pushchairs not allowed in house.
CIN Page Ref: castle_howard
Date Updated: 06/2008
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