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1. Castle Howard

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Castle Howard

Designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1699, the construction of Castle Howard took more than 100 years before it could be said to have been finally completed, and spanned the lifetime of three earls and numerous architects and craftsmen. As the house was built and decorated so the grounds were filled with lakes, temples, monuments and a grand mausoleum. A thriving estate grew up encompassing several villages and acres of farmland.
 
Today Castle Howard offers the visitor huge variety. An adventure playground keeps the kids entertained and there are six unique shops selling local food, books, gifts and plants and a cafe/restaurant. There are numerous events and concerts throughout the year, and the 1000 acre gardens are stunning whatever the season.
 
The house's dramatic spaces are filled with magnificent collections gathered by successive generations of the Howard family, whose many and various stories are told by friendly and knowledgeable guides.  
 
Castle Howard Address:
Castle Howard
York
North Yorkshire
YO60 7DA
England, UK

Castle Howard Opening Times:
House
Open daily at 11.00am
Last admission to the House is 4.00pm, except Thursday 29th November, 6th December and 13th December when last admissions into the House will be 6.00pm

Gardens
Open daily at 10.00am all year (except Christmas Day)
Last admission to the Gardens is at 4.30pm

Farm Shop, Gift Shops, Cafes and Plant Centre
Open daily (free admission) 10.00am to 5.00pm all year (except Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays)
Late night Christmas Shopping in the Stable Courtyard will be on Thursday 29th November, 6th December and 13th December
All outlets will remain open until 8.00pm

Castle Howard Admission:

High Season
1st March to 4th November Inclusive
24th November to 16th December Inclusive

Adult       
House & Gardens £10.00
Gardens Only £7.50  
Annual Pass (valid 12 months) £40.00       
Dual Adult £70.00       
Stable Courtyard Free       
Concession   
House & Gardens £9.00
Gardens Only £7.00 
Annual Pass (valid 12 months) £40.00
Dual Adult £70.00
Stable Courtyard Free 
Child 4 - 16 years* 
House & Gardens £6.50
Gardens Only £5.00    
Annual Pass (valid 12 months) £20.00 
Stable Courtyard Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children)
House & Gardens £26.50
Gardens Only £19.50   
Annual Pass (valid 12 months) £80.00
Stable Courtyard Free

Low Season
1st January to 28th February Inclusive
5th November to 23rd November Inclusive
17th December 2007 to 29th February Inclusive

Adult 
House & Gardens N/A 
Gardens Only £3.50      
Annual Pass (valid 12 months) £40.00       
Stable Courtyard Free       
Concession   
House & Gardens N/A     
Gardens Only £3.50  
Annual Pass (valid 12 months) £40.00     
Stable Courtyard Free     
Child 4 - 16 years*   
House & Gardens N/A       
Gardens Only £1.50      
Annual Pass (valid 12 months) £20.00     
Stable Courtyard Free   
Family (2 adults and 2 children)
House & Gardens N/A
Gardens Only  N/A
Annual Pass (valid 12 months) £80.00
Stable Courtyard Free

* Under 4 years free all year round

T  +44 (0)1653 648 444

F  +44 (0)1653 648 529

W  Castle Howard  
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