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Address: York YO60 7DA, England
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+44 1653 648333
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Castle Howard is one of England's finest historic houses, set in a thousand...

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 family. Built over 300 years ago, today it still remains a family home.

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Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey Private Tour from York

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Met a friend here for a bit of lunch and a walk with the dog. Nice open space and great garden centre with lovely items. Decided to have a sandwich - which proved more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Malton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very disappointed to find out yesterday that as from 1st May if you have a HHA pass you will only be allowed to use it once per calender year at Castle Howard. If this is now the case it would have been nice to let existing pass holders use there cards for the remainder of there year subscription and implement... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Met a friend here for a bit of lunch and a walk with the dog. Nice open space and great garden centre with lovely items. Decided to have a sandwich - which proved more complicated than is sounds as the restaurant did not want to serve as we were sitting on the terrace, sent us to the tea shop who... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the lovely gardens to the magnificent fountain to the elegant castle, this house impressed from start to finish. In my books this place is a must see. Oh and the giftshop was terrific too!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely walk around the extensive gardens, all kept in fine shape despite being the winter. Walks can be varied according to ability - a peaceful haven to soak up the atmosphere - followed by a lovely cream tea served in the cafe

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

although the main building was closed for the winter the grounds are spectacular the shops in the courtyard are also very nice

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I called for a lovely day out. Castle Howard is one of England's magnificent stately homes. Situated in parkland dotted with temples and lakes. Built in 18 th century. Taking over 100 yrs to complete. Fantastic interiors and collectibles. Idyllic gardens . A range of cafes and shops perfect for a day out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a look at the house and a walk around the gardens and lake. Truly amazing! The house however is not open until April.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we drove up the imposing drive,. we knew that we would have a good visit. There are many treasures to see at the property, but for us one of the most interesting features was the exhibition about the filming of two versions of "Brideshead Revisited". There are excellent catering facilities and very tasteful gift shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to visit especially as I did the week before Christmas! Perfect for all ages. Very interesting historically. Lovely cafe and restaurant there too.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is half a stately home - the other half having been gutted in the 1940s. What survived is magnificent. The restored main hall under the rebuilt dome is Vanbrugh's theatrical best. The paintings, ceramics and library repay close attention. The state rooms are very fine, but you are also shown the restored garden room, the Brideshead and other room... More 

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