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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a cold miserable day. There was nothing wow about this place. Ended up catching a cold, not the places fault but the weather was not right.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richardings
Reviewed 4 days ago

went to the Christmas event, excellent display of the 12 days of Christmas, look forward to 2019 event

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with my two daughters as a girls day out! We absolutely loved it! It is surrounded by fresh, lovely garden and the facilities are amazing. The cafe served decent food! However, the cafe was quite disappointing as to it didn't have a nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michadan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a walk around the grounds which was lovely- then took to the tearoom for lunch. We ordered the quiche x2,a sausage roll, chips and drinks. The quiche was served lukd warm- warm on the outside but stone cold in the middle. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Virginia-kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having heard great things about Castle Howard and fancying a long walk around nice grounds with our pre-teens we were left very disappointed. £27 entry to walk around gardens in winter is extortionate. Although we enjoyed it there are many similar places to go for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 767dn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended to visit Castle Howard and can definitely pass on that recommendation to anyone thinking of visiting. Amazing castle in wonderland condition, surrounded by well kept gardens which I really enjoyed walking through. Good facilities and a nice well priced cafe to have refreshments...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of England's elegant stately homes set in beautiful surroundings, fantastic for a day out. I've been here many times with my wife and will go many more, the inside of the house is stunning and the staff friendly helpful and knowledgeable. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christmas at Castle Howard was magical. The Christmas decorations and displays were stunning and really impressive. The time and expense that had gone into the decorations was clearly evident as they were all amazing and very clever. The tree in the grand entrance hall was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and our dog on New Years Eve. It was the car parks looked almost full but once into the grounds didn’t appear too busy. This is a wonderful place to visit with masses of open space which is great for dogs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaveGtA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Treated my family to a day out at Castle Howard this past Christmas. We were all very, very impressed with everything we saw. The place is beautiful and certainly put us into the Christmas spirit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Terry C
November 20, 2018|
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Response from singhasam | Reviewed this property |
Hi Terry C. My advice would be to consider spending most of the day at Castle Howard. We basically split our day doing all the outdoor sites in the morning and the tour of the main house in the afternoon. We set off down... More
September 16, 2018|
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There is a discount for EH members. Entry is £15 for adults I believe. Check that it is valid over Christmas (late Nov/Dec) as HHA members cannot use their free entry over this period. Not sure if EH members can use their... More