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Castle Howard & Moors Tour from York

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How to get to Castle Howard

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What: Day trip by bus or coach

Where: York, UK

Availability: Wednesdays & Sundays from April - October

Times: 9.30am – 6pm

Don’t Miss: Seeing the location from TV show Brideshead Revisited

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Castle Howard & Moors Tour from York

Famously used in the film and TV adaptations of Brideshead Revisited, Castle Howard is the county’s best-known stately home and the former seat of the Earls of Carlisle.

Accompanied by a local guide, this Castle Howard tour from York sets off from a convenient central meeting point and journeys across the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside to the delightful market town of Helmsley and there is also an opportunity to visit Rievaulx Abbey before heading to the Castle Howard estate.

On entering the incredible 18th century house you’ll be joined by the estate’s own expert guides, who will take you on a journey back in time as they share fascinating stories and information about the estate.

You’ll have at least 3½ hours to explore the estate at your own pace after a brief introduction from your guide, where you can:

  • Explore the entire 9,000-acre estate, including the house, grounds and gardens at your own pace.
  • Walk past the south lake and along the terrace to visit the stunning Temple of the Four Winds
  • Follow the marked trails through ancient Ray Wood.
  • Take a boat ride on the Great Lake (summer only)
  • Explore the impressive walled garden
  • Take advantage of the complimentary outdoor guided walks
  • Discover the 300-year history of Castle Howard and the fascinating past of the Howard family
  • Enjoy a drink, snack or afternoon tea at one of the estate’s cafés or restaurants
  • Buy locally produced jams, chutneys and artisan products at the local shops in the Courtyard.
Suitable for:
  • Infants
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Explorers
  • Culture Vultures

Availability:

Available on Wednesdays & Sundays from April - October

Tour Times:

You’ll be picked up at 9.30am and dropped back at the meeting point at around 6pm

Guide:

This tour is led by an expert guide

Meeting Point:

  • Your guide will meet you outside Saint Wilfrid's Church, Duncombe Place, York
  • Located between York Tourist Information Office and York Minster

Duration:

Please allow a full day for this tour (approx. 8½ hours)

Included:

  • Admission to Castle Howard (house and grounds)
  • Professional Guide
  • Transport by minibus or coach

Not included:

  • Attractions in Helmsley
  • Admission to Rievaulx Abbey
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • You will be picked up outside Saint Wilfrid's Church, Duncombe Place, York
  • The meeting point is located between York Tourist Information Office and York Minster

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