50% off entry by bus or bike

How to get toThe Yorkshire Arboretumcar-free

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Visit The Yorkshire Arboretum 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.

The CastleLine bus runs from York and Malton to Castle Howard four times a day (Monday-Saturday). It’s a 10-minute walk from the bus stop to the Arboretum. You can take the train to York or Malton and continue by bus or taxi to Castle Howard. Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

Enjoy 50% off entry when you arrive car-free and show a valid CastleLine bus ticket or a bike.

Cyclists welcome and bike racks available. National routes 166 and 167 pass within 5 miles of the arboretum. It’s an hour’s cycle from Malton station. Enjoy 50% off entry when you arrive by bike. Plan your cycle route here.

The North Yorkshire Centenary Way passes through the Castle Howard Estate, a short way from the Arboretum.

You can book taxis from York Station (01904 623332) and Malton Station (01653 696969). Other local taxis are Call-A-Car Ryedale 01653 699999, Helmsley Black Cabs 01439 223939, Ryedale Executive Drive (RED) 07760 160244 and JEB 07971 777666.

While you’re visiting the Yorkshire Arboretum, why not also explore the house and grounds of Castle Howard.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at The Yorkshire Arboretum.

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.

For any queries about visiting contact The Yorkshire Arboretum on 01653 648598 or visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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