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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...more
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York YO60 7DA, England
+44 1653 648333
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Reviewed yesterday

It takes a while to get to by bus so driving is a preferred option of travel. It is a really large area with beautiful gardens and a stunning house in its centre. We spent a good 5 hours here exploring despite it being a...More

Thank smitchell1989
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great parkland and gardens.You will need at least 1. 5 hours for them only, withought visiting the building. The house itself is a arcitectural treasure. A large rose garden.

Thank Mobile420884
Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose a red hot October day to visit, 23 degrees!! The grounds include 2 lakes, woodlands, lots of walking and pathways, fabulous fountains, statues and very lovely walled gardens with ponds, roses and flowers. We paid just to see the grounds and gardens and...More

Thank Hollyhare
Reviewed 5 days ago

This stately home is surrounded by acres of grassland, with many many sculptures interspersed. The big attraction in the grounds is of course the Atlas fountain, but be sure to go see to it before 2:00 pm as the water gets turned off at that...More

1  Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to view the country outside York since our time was limited, so we had a 1/2 day tour out to the castle where our guide gave us the overview to set us up free to walk the grounds and the areas of the...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience to see how the truly rich people live/lived! This place is totally magnificent! It shouts: look how rich I am!!! Built to impress for sure and succeeds in doing that, even 300 years later! Worth a visit!

Thank cuteeccentriclady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from Ireland, I was really excited to see this famous quintessentially English stately home. Furthermore, the prospect of a food festival in an area with such strong history of farming and produce was truly appealing.... The house is beautiful and was a real pleasure...More

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CastleHowardEst, Public Relations Manager at Castle Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback following your recent visit to Castle Howard. As you saw from our previous response we will be reviewing the partnership with the Food Festival organisers and will undertake a full evaluation following the event....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit Castle Howard because of the food festival it was have last weekend. We were really looking forward to having a look around the festival and also the grounds. Positive first Castle Howard is beautiful and the grounds are stunning!!!! Negative Expensive...More

Thank hursty
CastleHowardEst, Public Relations Manager at Castle Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback following our recent Food Festival. We apologise that the event didn't meet with your expectations and agree that some aspects were disappointing. We will be taking the matter up with the organisers and a full...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are friends of Castle Howard our first year. Have been a couple of times to see the house etc. House is well worth seeing and grounds beautiful. Visited the food festival today but we were very disappointed nothing like the description on the internet....More

Thank Compass812386
CastleHowardEst, Public Relations Manager at Castle Howard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback following your visit to the Food Festival at the weekend. We apologise that the Festival didn’t meet with your expectations and agree that some aspects of the event were disappointing. We will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal attraction on a cold, showery day as good choice of eateries, (quality locally sourced fare if a bit pricey compared to other places locally) plus food and gift shops, the Castle (breath-taking rooms and features) and the grounds for scenic walks. The car park...More

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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Remotelyworking | Reviewed this property |
We are members / friends of Castle Howard multiple entrance for annual fee. I don’t think there are entry Concessions @ Castle Howard as it’s Independant not part of national trust or English heritage. Check their website
July 8, 2018|
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Response from YorkshireStyler | Reviewed this property |
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