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 Good143
- vlambellDarlington, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLovely gardensTuesday, 7th November 2017A lovely afternoon for the two of us. The gardens were bigger than anticipated.......and there was also a large plant sale there on the day that we visited. We never got to look round the castle as... Read full review
- Alexandra KDarlington, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesRabt Castle BeautyWednesday, 25th October 2017Raby Castle is a very nice place to spend your weekend. Castle have some features to look at and local garden has many beautiful plants and flowers to observe. We enjoyed cup of tea with delicious... Read full review
- Philip JBarnard Castle, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAfternoon out with familyThursday, 12th October 2017Wanted to visit the inside of the castle having walked around the grounds. Thought it was going to be difficult as we had mother-in-law aged 91 with us. The staff were extremely helpful enabled us to... 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.