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  • Address: Castle Howard
  • Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: High season: £14; Low season: £6
With over 1,000 acres of landscaped flower gardens, boating lakes and scenic woodlands, and a grand baroque façade that appears more like a royal palace than a country home, Castle Howard is one of England’s most undeniably beautiful estates. Built in the 17th-century for Charles Howard, the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, much of the castle’s striking design was the work of architect John Vanbrugh and the stately home, with its central domed cupola, sculpted pilasters and elaborate frescos, took over 100 years to complete.

Today the palatial building is open to the public by guided tour and exploring the interiors unveils a trove of period décor, antique furnishings and  fine china. A notable highlight is the castle’s vast art collection, including paintings by Van Dyke, Rubens, Tintoretto, Canaletto and Reynolds; a portrait of Henry VIII; and an array of personal works by the 9th Earl of Carlisle.

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The York Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Enjoy free entry to 30 top York attractions with the York Pass, a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites that interest you most. Entrance ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days

From USD $59.85

Castle Howard Entrance Ticket

Make use of an entrance ticket to Castle Howard near York and discover the outstanding beauty of one of England’s finest stately homes. Built in the 18th ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $23.28

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