The dramatic 14th century castle built by the mighty Nevilles has been home to Lord Barnard's family since 1626.
In the well-preserved halls and chambers history comes vibrantly to life. Throughout the castle the rooms display fine furniture, impressive artwork and elaborate architecture.
Visitors can also enjoy the deer park, large walled gardens, coach and carriage collection, woodland adventure playground, picnic area and gift shop. Part of the stables has been converted to a tearoom where former stalls have been incorporated to create an atmospheric setting. Events take place throughout the summer. The castle is open from 1300 to 1630 and the park and gardens open from 1000 to 1700.
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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.
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good141
- MelvinNewportGwentNewport GwentTrip Type:CouplesBeautiful place.Wednesday, 20th September 2017Well this is a "proper castle", lovely gardens to walk around and herds of deer in the fields. Nice cafe and shop in the grounds and good coffee. The history of the place is really interesting and as... Read full review
- Sandra WKent, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayStunning location and very ineresting historyTuesday, 19th September 2017There was a very warm welcome from the gate house staff continued through out the visit from the tea rooms, shop and guides in castle and grounds. The guides in castle where very knowledge and... Read full review
- sheepygoldlondonTrip Type:CouplesSuperb attraction. Plan on a full day here.Saturday, 16th September 2017My wife and I have been here a couple of times over the years and it probably has not changed a lot however it is still a hugely impressive estate which is very well presented by the owners and their... Read full review
- Access Statement - Please see below
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Dogs Accepted - In park only on short leads
|Park and Gardens (15 Apr 2017 - 1 Oct 2017)|
|Tuesday - Sunday||11:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||11:00||- 17:00|
|Castle (15 Apr 2017 - 1 Oct 2017)|
|Tuesday - Sunday||12:30||- 16:30|
|Bank Holiday||12:30||- 16:30|
* Admission to the Castle is on a free flow basis, there will be no guided tours. Last admission 1600.
*The tearooms serve hot food until 1500 and finish serving at 1630.
Map & 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.