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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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Great place to visit

Had an excellent time at Castle Howard. There was so much to see from the lovely gardens and stunning views to the very interesting and beautiful house. You make your way around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shellie P
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had an excellent time at Castle Howard. There was so much to see from the lovely gardens and stunning views to the very interesting and beautiful house. You make your way around the house full of very interesting exhibits and on each section you were given very imformative help from the many guides. Well worth a visit.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We paid our first trip to Castle Howard Christmas at the end of November on a crisp Winters day...The decorations and atmosphere was fantastic. We purchased our Christmas Day joint of Beef from their onsite Butchers shop from cattle bred on the Estate..the best beef we have ever tasted,,,, During December after we had picked up the "kids " from... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to York would not have been compete without the trip to Castle Howard, from the stunning grounds to the beautiful interior this is a must do on your visit to York

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see a stately home decked out for Christmas. Bus service from York to the door so good for solo travellers without a car. Well worth the entry price which was discounted because of arriving by bus. Nice touch. Excellent lunch as well. Recommend but would like to return in summer to take in the garden.

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Ronno, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful stately home just outside the City of York, decorated beautifully for Christmas. Lovely welcome too! We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed a nice walk in the grounds.

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Thank visiteautourdumonde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to Castle Howard was wonderful. In each room of the house, there are tour guides to answer any questions you may have, and to tell you as much or as little as you like about the history of the room etc. This was great, a truly interactive experience! The house itself was beautiful. I would recommend taking at... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you do - don't miss this beautiful place. We visited at Christmas and every room was decorated for the season with the most stunning trees and festoons. I would not have missed this for the world! Although we had travelled to York by train and therefore had no access to a car, we were able to get here by... More 

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit although I did find the inside decorations a bit disappointing in general. The rooms are lovely but some of the staff need to get their act together. We heard ourselves referred to as 'their lot' - we are Scots - when we left a room and another asked my husband if he was... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to Castle Howard over our Christmas opening period last year. We are sorry to hear that you found the decorations disappointing; the team work hard each year to design and create different Christmas displays for visitors to enjoy but of course we understand it may not be to everyone's taste. We appreciate... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living just 15 minutes drive away from this wonderful stately home, my family had season family tickets. We would often visit Castle Howard. I have so many happy memories of this beautiful place. Running around the garden, playing in the AMAZING playground, rolling down the hills, running away from peacocks, posing for photos in front of the splendid Christmas Tree.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Castle on the last day of their Christmas season - and it really was stunning! Brilliant room displays and decorations throughout the tour made it more of a window dressing tour. It was incredibly busy though, and we were taken aback by the costly admission charges. We were fortunate that our tickets were included in a local hotel... More 

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