We are looking forward to welcoming you to Countryfile Live, Castle Howard. We strongly advise arriving early. We're expecting thousands of visitors over the four days and we expect the A64 to be busy in the summer holidays. Car parks open from 7:00 and t
In order to ensure a smooth arrival and exit to the event we wanted to make you aware of some important traffic information. Traffic may become busy at certain times and so we therefore ask you carefully read this information to ensure you follow our dedicated traffic management system, to assist you in gaining easy access to the event.
Peak times for traffic will be between 8am – 11am. Arrive early!
On Thursday if you’re one of the first 500 cars* into the car park before 8am enjoy a bacon sandwich on us cooked by celebrity chef Brian Turner.
*Applies to first 500 cars to arrive before 8am only. Valid on Thursday 15th ONLY. 2 bacon sandwich per car.
1. There is one major road to take traffic from Metropolitan Areas around Leeds and the York area – the A64. Throughout the summer, the A64 becomes very busy with all the holiday makers heading to the famous North Yorkshire coastline.
2. By 10.00am, traffic starts to become congested and journey times lengthen so we encourage you to come as early as possible.
3. When approaching Castle Howard from the South, there are two ornate, gateways to pass under. These archways will be one-way to assist your passage. These can accommodate a vehicle the size of a large van.
4. For alternative routes wide vehicles to avoid narrow gateways measuring 2.6m x 3.43m (8’ 6” wide x 11’ 3” high) visit the Castle Howard website: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/visit-us/visitor-information/finding-us
If you have a car-parking pass please make sure this is displayed clearly in your windscreen so we can park you as quickly as possible. YOUR PARKING PASS GIVES ACCESS TO ANY CAR PARK. We recommend purchasing these in advance to help get you into the car park as swiftly as possible.
For accessible parking for blue badge holders or those who have Event Mobility equipment bookings, please follow the wheelchair symbols on the AA event signage.
This will take you to the designated parking area close to the visitor entrance and to Event Mobility. Here you can collect any pre booked mobility assistance aids. If you have not already, you can book yours at eventmobility.co.uk or on 01386 725391
For up to date event traffic information please ensure your radio’s Traffic Alert function is switched on, tune into MINSTER FM on 104.7 FM & DAB or visit www.minsterfm.com/travel
BBC Radio York on 103.7FM, 95.5FM, DAB and on BBC Sounds. Twitter is @bbcyork
For buses between Malton, Castle Howard and York. Please go online for the 181 timetable.
For all latest event information, show programming, ticketing or FAQs please visit countryfilelive.com/castle-howard
No need to rush home, every evening our the Craven Arms Pub Garden stays open until 8.30. Here you will find entertainment, food and drink. On Thursday and Saturday we have a special performance from Yorkshire’s finest 9 piece band HUGE.