The Castle Howard Gardens and Grounds will reopen from next week. Members of Castle Howard will be able to visit from Wednesday 3rd June, and then all visitors will be able to do so from Monday 8th June.
All visitors are required to pre-book tickets online via the Castle Howard website for capacity management purposes, and will then self-scan at the Ticket Office to have contactless entry to the Gardens.
New safety measures have been put in place to reflect the government’s social distancing guidelines and full information can be found on the Castle Howard website. In the first weeks of opening the focus will be on allowing visitors back into the gardens with limited facilities. Reopening of outlets will be reintroduced over the coming weeks when the necessary systems and risk assessments are in place and team members are trained up to operate each outlet safely. The Gardens opening will not include the Playground at this stage, but will include takeaway catering outlets and the Farm Shop and Garden Centre remain open daily.
Abbigail Ollive, Head of Marketing and Sales comments, ‘The team at Castle Howard have been working hard behind the scenes to put our reopening plans into action and we are delighted that we’ll be welcoming back Members and visitors over the next couple of weeks. The safety of our employees and our visitors is paramount, so we’d advise anyone planning to visit to read the guidelines on our website and pre-book a ticket online. The world might have changed significantly, but the stunning Yorkshire landscape and open spaces that we can offer at Caste Howard have not changed and we know how pleased visitors will be to have access once again to the Gardens.’
Reopening Dates and Times:
For the first five days of re-opening, Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th June inclusive, we will be opening the Gardens only for our Friends Members between 10am and 5pm.
From Monday 8th June we will be open daily 10am – 5pm for all visitors. The Gardens will close at 6pm.
From 15th June we will be offering Members only entry hours from 9am – 10am and from 5pm – 6pm. The Gardens will close at 7pm.
(Booking for the general public will go live on Tuesday 2nd June).