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Visit Castle Howard car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

Bus 81 runs from York and Malton to Castle Howard a few times per day (Monday-Saturday). You can take the train to York or Malton and continue by bus or taxi to Castle Howard.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Travel car-free and enjoy 20% off pre-booked tickets. Use voucher code: JOURNEY20 for gardens only and JOURNEYH20 for house and garden during the checkout process. You will then need to show your bus or train ticket for that day on arrival or demonstrate that you arrived by bicycle. Book your visit here.

Find the cheapest bus ticket from East Yorkshire.

For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Cyclists welcome, bike racks are available. Castle Howard is 5 miles from National Routes  166 and 167. It’s a 1-hour cycle from Malton station – here’s the route. Here are some other cycle routes to Castle Howard, or you can plan your own cycle route here.

The North Yorkshire Centenary Way passes through the Castle Howard Estate.

Taxis are available at York Station (01904 623332) or at Malton Station (01653 696969). Other local taxis are Call-A-Car Ryedale 01653 699999, Helmsley Black Cabs 01439 223939, Ryedale Executive Drive (RED) Taxis 07760 160244 or JEB Taxis 07971 777666.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at Castle Howard.

While you’re visiting Castle Howard, why not explore the nearby Yorkshire Arboretum too, where you’ll enjoy 50% off entry with a bus ticket or bike.

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Pictures without people by Nick Howard.

About Castle Howard

Set in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Castle Howard is a private residence and has been home of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years. Visitors can expect dramatic interiors and world-renowned art collections inside the House (open from March), self-guided or through a digital guide or private tour.

The Gardens, include a walled garden and offer extensive woodland walks, encountering temples, follies, lakes and fountains with an adventure playground, Skelf Island, for the younger visitors to burn off steam.

Special events are planned all-year round – ranging from film screenings and craft sessions to gin tastings and foraging suppers. Food and drink options at the Coffee Shop, Courtyard Café, Fitzroy Café and Boathouse with picnics and afternoon tea picnics available to pre-order. There is also a Garden Centre and Farm Shop.

For any queries about visiting contact Castle Howard on 01653 648621 or house@castlehoward.co.uk

Address: Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Visit Website