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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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US$ 22.41*
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Castle Howard at Christmas: Half-Day Tour from York
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US$ 48.66*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Christmas

We were absolutely blown away by the magical decorations which were worth the visit alone and the volunteer staff can"t do enough for you which really helps Plenty of well... read more

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were absolutely blown away by the magical decorations which were worth the visit alone and the volunteer staff can"t do enough for you which really helps Plenty of well organised eateries coped with the demand very well and were reasonably priced so all in all a thoroughly enjoyable day

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Orage County, Ca
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The house and surrounding grounds are stunning with so much to see and take in. I imagine in the spring/summer the gardens are even more beautiful, but inside at Christmas is quite magical. My teens absolutely loved seeing each room. A highlight for them were all the trees, especially the upside down tree hung from a ceiling.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First ever visit really enjoyed the Xmas displays very well done In the marquee are food and coffee good but a real lack of stalls an opportunity missed the organisers should go to Chatsworth to see how its done

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can, visit Castle Howard at Christmas. Decorations are beautiful, grounds are lovely. The house is huge and the tour is a long enough. They have a shuttle from the parking lot as the walk is pretty long in the cold.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have visited here on numerous occasions but this was our first Christmas visit. Lovely avenue of trees on your approach to the house. Photography in the house is allowed but no flash ( some people didn't take any notice of that) The woman in the ticket office of the house had obviously lost her festive spirit miserable and jobsworth she... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house and the surrounding grounds are well worth a visit (or indeed several visits). All sorts of attractions are arranged throughout the year. The gardens and walks are super.

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Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a Sunny Sunday Here Where the House and Gardens were adorned with seasonal Decorations. Never having been inside of Castle Howard before we were taken in by the ambience and atmosphere created with use of Christmas trees and decorations. Each room was decorated differently and the Christmas tree display of books and room of wrapped presents were amusing. The... More 

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manchester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For my taste this whole place is too big and too touristy but it is truely impressive. The drive to get there is worth the journey alone. Even in November there were bus loads of chinese/japanese but the place seemed to be coping. If you want somewhere more peaceful go to the arboreteum which has a much better cafe

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Manchester England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant enough but could have been exceptional. What was missing? 1. More efficient way of dealing with entrance. A busy time of year, accepted, but no differentiation for those who had paid in advance. Hence lengthy unnecessary queues. 2. Would benefit from individual audio system to guide you round the rooms. You find them everywhere, from Alcatraz to the War... More 

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

It is lovely to hear that you had a pleasant time when you visited Castle Howard, and thank you for your comments; we value any feedback from both our visitors and team to help us improve our visitor experience. Unfortunately our Ticket Office is unable to fast track Annual Pass holders and pre-booked tickets. It is important for all visitors... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Come and see the Christmas decorations. You won't be disappointed. Spent last Friday looking around this amazing attraction. The decorations were unbelievable. I thought the children's dolls house was superb. So much to see. If the weather is good take a walk around the grounds. Beautiful. Money well worth spent.

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