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Raby Castle

From £3.00
County Durham

Tel: +44 01833 660202

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Raby Castle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Castle, Park and Gardens£12.00 per ticket type
Adult - Park and Gardens£7.00 per ticket type
Child - Castle, Park and Gardens£6.00 per ticket type
Child - Park and Gardens£3.00 per ticket type
Concession - Castle, Park and Gardens£11.00 per ticket type
Concession - Park and Gardens£6.00 per ticket type
Family (2+3) Castle, Park & Gardens£35.00 per ticket type
Family (2+3) Park & Gardens£18.00 per ticket type

Children under 5 free.


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  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • glynnish2017
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A truely beautiful castle in breathtaking surrouings
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th March 2017
    The history of the castle is fascinating Especially the story of the Rose of raby As you stand and look over the castle walls you Can imagine how it would have been in times gone By as the lords... Read full review
  • David M
    Trip Type:
    Grounds and Castle.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 31st December 2016
    The grounds were stunning, we went on a damp day, which brought out the smells of the plants and shrubs. They have a large red, and fallow dears roaming around the grounds. The coach house and tack... Read full review
  • Homerun3361
    Trip Type:
    Santa's Grotto
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th December 2016
    If you have small children this is a wonderful experience for them - a lot of trouble has gone into making the walk into the grotto exciting for the children and to pass the time in the queue. That... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - In park only on short leads

Access Information

Opening Times

Park and Gardens (15 Apr 2017 - 1 Oct 2017)
Castle (15 Apr 2017 - 1 Oct 2017)

* Castle open 15 Apr-30 Jun and 1 Sep-1 Oct, Wed-Sun, 1230-1630; 1 Jul-31 Aug, daily, except Mon, 1230-1630 (last admission 1600). Admission to the Castle on weekdays is by a guided tour (free flow on weekends, bank holidays and during 1 Jul-31 Aug). Last admission 1600 (Last guided tour 1515).

Park and Gardens (including the shop and tearoom) open, 15 Apr-30 Jun and 1 Sep-1 Oct, Wed-Sun, 1100-1700; 1 Jul-31 Aug, daily, except Mon, 1100-1700.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) follow the A66 and then take the A688 Barnard Castle-Bishop Auckland road. The castle is 1 mile north of Staindrop and 8 miles north-east of Barnard Castle.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Darlington Station.
Nearest bus stop is Keverstone Bank, Raby, near Staindrop.

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Sunday, 21st May 2017 - Sunday, 21st May 2017

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Sunday, 28th May 2017 - Sunday, 28th May 2017

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Sunday, 25th June 2017 - Sunday, 25th June 2017

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Saturday, 15th July 2017 - Saturday, 15th July 2017

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