Raby Castle

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County Durham

Tel: +44 01833 660202

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Raby Castle grounds with stunning lake

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Castle, Deer Park & Walled Gardens£12.00 per ticket type
Adult - Deer Park & Walled Gardens£7.00 per ticket type
Child 5-15 - Castle, Deer Park & Walled Gardens£6.00 per ticket type
Child 5-15 - Deer Park & Walled Gardens£3.00 per ticket type
Concession - Castle, Park & Walled Gardens£11.00 per ticket type
Concession - Deer Park & Walled Gardens£6.00 per ticket type
Family (2+3) Castle, Park & Walled Gardens£35.00 per ticket type
Family (2+3) Park & Walled Gardens£18.00 per ticket type

Children under 5 free.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS


  • Visit EnglandVAQAS VAQAS 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016



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Recent Reviews:

  • Ken C
    Morpeth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th July 2019
    Visited the Park and Gardens with our dog.(dogs not allowed in the castle itself) The car park is free, access to the Stables cafe and shop is before you get to the pay point and is very nice. It is... Read full review
  • MinnieMinx67
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A Fantastic Place To Visit - You Won't Be Disappointed!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th July 2019
    Having driven past the castle for the past 15 years wondering what it would be like inside, today we finally bit the bullet - and the experience exceeded ALL expectations. Staff were great... Read full review
  • je1516
    Westward Ho, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    July visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th July 2019
    Hired bikes here to tour the castle grounds. £7 for adults, less for concessions. A great way to get around, fantastic views of the castle, saw lots of deer. Didn't visit the castle itself on this... 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 Woodland Area - Open Daily (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Walled Gardens - Open Daily from 10am (2 Mar 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 10:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 10:00
Castle July/Aug (1 July 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30
Castle/ September (1 Sept 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Wednesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30

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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Tuesday, 20th August 2019 - Tuesday, 20th August 2019

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Sunday, 11th August 2019 - Sunday, 11th August 2019

Raby Castle: Outdoor Theatre: Twelfth NightSummer Outdoor Theatre - The Tempest by The HandlebardsEnjoy wonderful outdoor theatre this Summer hosted by Raby Castle.  The Tempest by Handlebards on will be entertaining us on Sunday 11th August.  Picnics available to pre book and food concessions in the Walled Garden, tickets available soon. 
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Raby Castle: Outdoor shakespeareSummer Outdoor Theatre - Much Ado About NothingThis year, Raby Castle will be hosting a lots of outdoor theatre with  Much Ado About Nothing entertaining us on Tuesday 20th August. Picnics available to pre book and food concessions in the Walled Garden.​​​​​​​  Tickets available soon. 
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Saturday, 24th August 2019 - Saturday, 31st August 2019

Raby Castle: Late Night Milky Way PhotographyLocal photographer and astronomer Gary Lintern is sharing his secrets for capturing and editing the perfect shot of the beautiful Milky Way at Raby Castle, an incredible backdrop for astrophotography. This event is suitable for all experience levels, from beginners to experienced photographers.
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Saturday, 20th July 2019 - Sunday, 1st September 2019

Raby Castle: Raby Park Wildlife SafariFor the first time families can enjoy trailer rides around the 200-acre Deer Park aimed specifically at wildlife spotting for children. Use the animal check sheet to spot the different animals that make the Park their home including Red and Fallow deer, Longhorn Cattle, ducks & more!
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Raby Castle: Photography Evening – Children's Summer Photography ClubCalling all budding young photographers! Join local photographer Gary Lintern to learn how to take the perfect picture with sessions covering an introduction to photography, Landscape & Nature, Historic Buildings and Portrait photography.
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