Castle Howard

Hedgehogs find a home at Castle Howard

Hedgehogs find a home at Castle Howard

Castle Howard has played host to some exceptional guests in the past; the cast of Brideshead Revisited, indie sensation the Arctic Monkeys and Queen Victoria herself to name just a few, but this year sees the historic house welcome an altogether different kind of guest. Rather spiny with a real wild side and questionable table manners, yes we’re talking about hedgehogs! Castle Howard has teamed up with charity Hoggies Respite to provide a safe and welcome home to hogs in need.

Castle Howard & Classic Shows enter into a Multi-Year Agreement regarding the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Castle Howard

Castle Howard & Classic Shows enter into a Multi-Year Agreement regarding the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Castle Howard

Castle Howard & Classic Shows enter into a Multi-Year Agreement regarding the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Castle Howard

Twelve Days of Christmas hails festive success for Castle Howard

Twelve Days of Christmas hails festive success for Castle Howard

Castle Howard’s Christmas opening shared seasonal spirit with over 51,500 visitors this year, marking the busiest ever festive opening for the North Yorkshire stately home, including over 1000 visitors per day in the first ‘Twixmas’ opening between Christmas and New Year.

Twelve Days of Christmas extends to 42 for Castle Howard’s seasonal opening

Twelve Days of Christmas extends to 42 for Castle Howard’s seasonal opening

 With a theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, you might expect Castle Howard’s 2018 festive opening to be shorter than usual, but this year will see the historic house open for longer than ever – 42 days, right up to New Year’s Eve, to enjoy the stunning displays created by theatrical designers, Charlotte Lloyd-Weber and Bretta Gerecke.

Countdown to Christmas opening begins

Countdown to Christmas opening begins

The 12 Days of Christmas at Castle Howard, 17 November to 31 December 2018 - Tickets are now on sale! The countdown has begun to the big day itself, but with the grand opening of Castle Howard’s 12 Days of Christmas opening in just 2 months, tickets have gone on sale for the most exclusive festive experiences, including the Enchanted Evening with Father Christmas which usually sells out in hours!

FLORAL FROCKS TO ECHO DISPLAYS AT CASTLE HOWARD’S FLOWER FESTIVAL

FLORAL FROCKS TO ECHO DISPLAYS AT CASTLE HOWARD’S FLOWER FESTIVAL

Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 The theme of Castle Howard’s upcoming flower festival (28 June to 1 July 2018) is set to be extended into fabrics this summer, as staff and guides at the house will don their finest floral prints to celebrate the beautiful displays created by award-winning designer, Fiona Pickles of Firenza Flowers.