Situated within the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the approach to Castle Howard is as breathtaking as the arrival. The magnificent 18th century house – home to the Howard family – has dramatic interiors filled with world-renowned collections. Inside friendly and knowledgeable guides share the stories of the house and family, while outside guided tours explore the monumental landscape dotted with temples, lakes, statues and fountains. With peaceful woodland and lakeside walks, 18th century walled garden with Rose collection and ornamental vegetable garden, as well as a changing programme of exhibitions and events – there is something for everyone. Families will particularly enjoy riding the land-train to the adventure playground, summer boat trips on the Great Lake, and our illustrated children’s trail. All this, plus a choice of cafes and shops – including gift shops, a farm shop and garden centre – will keep the family entertained all day.
Tel: 01653 648333