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  • Address: Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, England
  • Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: High season: £14; Low season: £6

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Castle Howard

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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Castle Howard Entrance Ticket, York, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 1

Castle Howard Entrance Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $22.49
Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey, and North York Moors Day Trip from York, York, Attraction Tickets
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Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey, and North York Moors Day Trip from York

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Walk on the wild North York Moors, marvel at the grandeur of Castle Howard, and choose to visit the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey on this 8-hour ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99
Castle Howard at Christmas: Half-Day Tour from York, York, Day Trips
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Castle Howard at Christmas: Half-Day Tour from York

This half-day trip from York to Castle Howard at Christmas takes you to explore Yorkshire's finest stately home at its festive best. Travelling by executive ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.49
Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Tour from York, York, Half-day Tours
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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Tour from York

Discover two of Yorkshire’s finest attractions on this flexible private tour from York. Travel by spacious and comfortable luxury executive car, with pick up ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $443.45
The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, York, Private Sightseeing Tours
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 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 $48.84

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