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Address: York YO60 7DA, England
Phone Number: +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 Entrance Ticket
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Castle Howard at Christmas: Half-Day Tour from York
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This is a wonderful place to visit. Lots of history and beautiful walks not forgetting the food in the restaurant and the local food on sale....gift shops to

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. Lots of history and beautiful walks not forgetting the food in the restaurant and the local food on sale....gift shops to

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Filey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have visited Castle Howard on many occasions and it is always interesting. The surrounding grounds are always kept brilliantly. The main house is a lovely venue and the guides are really helpful and have fantastic knowledge which they are always happy to chat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely day yesterday, the house is beautifully decorated for Christmas, the string quartet were very good. 1st visit to Castle Howard. We walked the grounds, rose & walled gardens. Food & drinks a little pricey but on par with other Stately Home, staff all friendly. Will definitely return.

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Chelmsford, MA
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty to walk around the grounds... Thankfully a very sunny day. Probably not so fun on a wet one as the grounds were muddy from the heavy frost. Very tasty lunch in the tent abutting the Fitzroy dining room on the south side of the castle. Special "market" with various vendors for food and goods. The Christmas decorations were... More 

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see the Christmas decorations and to walk around the grounds. The Christmas lunch was worth it. Worth a visit. Very warm with real fires in most rooms. Very well organised and very friendly staff.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The house itself is wonderful very atmospheric with wonderful furnishing and fittings. We went for the Christmas experience and the decorations in the house were spectacular.....however the Christmas market was extremely disappointing, just a few tables with mainly non Christmas tat...it was also very very busy and was difficult to get a table to have something to eat. I would... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my 7 year old daughter on Saturday, along with my Mother, to see the Christmas trees around the house. As expected, they did not disappoint. We had such a lovely day! The trees were all so different and each room was transformed. We also enjoyed looking round the Christmas market and little café and then had a stroll... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Christmas is a big money raiser for all Stately homes at this time of year and the car park at Castle Howard was busy when we arrived. There was a steady stream of people into the house making it difficult at times to enjoy the decorations, especially as many of the rooms are roped off and visitors are restricted to... More 

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CastleHowardEst, Duty Manager at Castle Howard, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sad to hear that you left feeling disappointed in your visit to us. As with many tourist attractions, Christmas opening is our busiest time for us and we are predicting a high volume of visitors during this period. Our catering outlets have been trying their upmost to meet demands but I’m sure that... More 

England, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I took our two year olds to meet Father Christmas and have a look around the house and gardens. Arrival was good, plenty of (free) parking and easy to navigate our way into the grounds. We had pre-booked our tickets for both meeting Father Christmas (essential-it was almost fully booked by October) and our tickets into the... More 

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Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were taken to this fabulous venue by our daughter son in law and grandchildren to celebrate our fortieth anniversary. What a wonderful place and a fabulous day including a tour, train ride, afternoon tea. Totally a must for castle lovers. Jacky Crossley

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