Castle Howard is only 8 miles from Doodale Cottage and can be reached by a scenic car journey through the Howardian Hills or by public transport on the No 181 bus from the centre of Malton. Check the bus timetable here.
Opening times, entrance price and more information about Castle Howard can be found here.
We enjoy a visit to Castle Howard. The house is stunning, particularly close to Christmas time when all the rooms are decorated. The grounds are extensive with wooded walks, a lake and a walled garden. The restaurant on the ground floor of the house serves a selection of hot and cold food for an enjoyable lunch or afternoon tea and cake.
The farmshop (accessible without paying an entrance fee) sells a large variety of local produce. This includes made in house sausages at the butchers counter, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and jams.