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The Pyramid on St Anne's Hill, Castle Howard

The Pyramid on St Anne's Hill, Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA View on map

Pyramid and surrounding piers, designed in 1728 by Nicholas Hawksmoor. The interior contains a large bust of Lord William Howard. The Pyramid acts as an eyecatcher from the main house at Castle Howard, designed by Vanbrugh in the early 18th century and situated in 1,000 acres of landscaped grounds which include numerous other 18th century monuments.


Opening Arrangements

The Pyramid lies outside the Castle Howard paid visitor area and can be viewed free of charge at any reasonable time from the public footpath running east from the Avenue. Closer access, including to the interior, is included in specialist tours of the landscape monuments or can be arranged by prior appointment through the Estate Office. The opening arrangements for Castle Howard are displayed on the website. Admission charges for Castle Howard are given below.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £18.95
  • Child: £9.95 (4-16)
  • Other Charges: £17.50 (concessions)


Castle Howard is located 15 miles north of York on the A64. Rail: Malton (6 miles) or York (15 miles). Bus: direct service by Stephensons from York.

Parking Spaces


Available in the main Castle Howard visitor car park.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: No