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Car-free offer: 50% off by bus or bike *

How to get toThe Yorkshire Arboretumcar-free

1 At a glance

Yorkshire Arboretum is closed until further notice owing to COVID-19. For further information and news of future reopening please see their website

How to get to The Yorkshire Arboretum car-free:

  • bus to Castle Howard
  • 5-minute walk to Arboretum
  • enjoy 50% off entry with your bus ticket *

2 Step-by-step

How to get to The Yorkshire Arboretum car-free:

There are direct trains to York from London and many other cities.

Train times and prices

The CastleLine bus runs direct to Castle Howard, for The Yorkshire Arboretum, taking one hour. Get off at The Obelisk, by the entrance to Castle Howard.

  • Bus times from:
    York, Station Avenue (Stop RM)

It's a 5-minute walk from the bus stop to the Arboretum.

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Coming from further afield, you can either take the train to York to catch the CastleLine bus (as above), or take the train or Coastliner bus to Malton and pick up the CastleLine bus or a taxi from there.

Train times and prices

About The Yorkshire Arboretum

Open from March to November, the Yorkshire Arboretum offers 120 acres of peace and tranquillity on the historic Castle Howard estate. Nestled in a beautiful sheltered valley, you'll find a botanically diverse tree collection, wildflower meadows, sweeping vistas and native wildlife.

There are tree trails to follow and a programme of walks, talks and family activities. The Arboretum Café specialises in fresh home-cooked food made with locally-sourced ingredients.

Dogs are welcome on leads and there's a generous designated off-lead area too.

  • County: Yorkshire
  • Address: Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY
  • Refreshments: Cafe on site
  • * Car-free offer: 50% off entry when you show a CastleLine bus ticket or bike
  • Family walking through The Yorkshire Arboretum

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About The Yorkshire Arboretum

Open from March to November, the Yorkshire Arboretum offers 120 acres of peace and tranquillity on the historic Castle Howard estate. Nestled in a beautiful sheltered valley, you'll find a botanically diverse tree collection, wildflower meadows, sweeping vistas and native wildlife.

There are tree trails to follow and a programme of walks, talks and family activities. The Arboretum Café specialises in fresh home-cooked food made with locally-sourced ingredients.

Dogs are welcome on leads and there's a generous designated off-lead area too.

  • County: Yorkshire
  • Address: Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY
  • Refreshments: Cafe on site
  • * Car-free offer: 50% off entry when you show a CastleLine bus ticket or bike
  • Family walking through The Yorkshire Arboretum
Bike routes

The Arboretum is 4.5 miles off National route 166. It’s a 1-hour cycle from Malton station – here’s the route. Enjoy 50% off entry when you arrive by bike.

Taxi numbers

A taxi from Malton station costs about £14, from Station Taxis 01653 696969 or Call A Car Ryedale 01653 699999.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2020!