Quingo Accessible Days Out: Castle Howard

Here at Quingo Scooters we know how much fun it can be to spend a day out doing something different, or visiting a place you thought maybe wasn’t accessible enough. We’re always on the lookout for a day out to share with Quingo Scooters Users that has something for everyone.

Today we’re heading to North Yorkshire, where you’ll find one of the finest stately homes and gardens in Britain. Castle Howard is a private residence approximately 15 miles north of York, and has been the home of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years. Castle Howard is incredibly familiar to television and film audiences, as it’s known as the fictional ‘Brideshead’ in the Granada Television 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s ‘Brideshead Revisited’ and a two hour remake for the cinema starring Emma Thompson.


What is there to do at Castle Howard?

If you’re looking for a day out in Yorkshire where you can explore the great outdoors, marvel at exceptional architecture and have a unique shopping experience, this is definitely for you. There’s definitely something that everyone will enjoy. It’s worth having a look at the exhibitions too, as these change regularly.

After you’ve enjoyed a picnic by the lake, discover the house with its unique rooms. Every room is stocked with world famous collections of paintings, porcelain and murals. Highlights include Lady Georgina’s Bedroom, the Grand Staircase, the Antique Passage and the magnificent Great Hall.

After taking in those impressive sights, Castle Howard’s shops and cafes are the perfect place to relax and treat yourself. There are a range of cafes serving everything you could wish for from delicious home baking to seasonal sandwiches. The shops have unique gift items, toiletries, homeware, jewellery and countryside ranges. There’s also a farm shop so you can take home some magnificent local produce! Don’t forget to stop off at the garden centre for some seasonal plants!

The courtyard part of Castle Howard is open all year round with free entry and parking, but be sure to check opening times for each individual outlet.



The majority of Castle Howard is accessible to everyone. A paved route in the Stable Courtyard provides access to all the café’s, shops, toilets and ticket office. Throughout the grounds there are accessible cut grass and gravel paths, and in the house you’ll find a stairlift if you want to explore the main floor of the house.

All of the shops and cafes at Castle Howard are fully accessible. You’ll find adapted toilets in the Stable Courtyard, in the house and at the Boathouse Cafe.

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If you’ve been to visit any great accessible places on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you! You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

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