Raby Castle

From £3.00
Staindrop
County Durham
DL2 3AH

Tel: +44 01833 660207

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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.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Awards

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    487
  • Very Good
    210
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    20

Recent Reviews:

  • Peakelly
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Myths legends and grizzly tales
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd November 2019
    Took our family and met our friends at Raby Castle for a Halloween event with a difference. A spooky night walk in the castle grounds with a storyteller who was just excellent, a very good night. Read full review
  • Maggie04061951
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A Wonderful Place
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    This is a gem on my doorstep. Great for a day out with the family. Lots of activities to suit all ages. The building is magnificent the grounds delightful. The play area is a second to none the cafe... Read full review
  • Dave H
    Chartham, United Kingdom
    Wonderful Grounds Worthy Of Their Own Visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th November 2019
    We went to look at the grounds as we had our pooch with us. It was a delightful walk with numerous deer very visible throughout the grounds. It took us around three to four hours to walk around the... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking Onsite
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - In park only on short leads
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Access Information

Opening Times

Park and Woodland Area - Open Daily (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Castle closed (30 Sept 2019 - 1 Apr 2020)
DayTimes
Walled Gardens - Open Daily from 10am , 7 days a week from beginning of March to the end of October. (2 Mar 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 10:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 10:00
Castle July/Aug (1 July 2020 - 31 Aug 2020)
DayTimes
Tuesday - 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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Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Raby Castle: Fireside Stories with Father ChristmasFather Christmas will be returning to his favourite fireside chair in the beautifully decorated Grand Entrance Hall at Raby Castle this festive season. Join the fun as he recounts a Christmas classic with the help of the sparkly Mrs Bauble the Castle Groom, Elvis the cheeky Christmas pony and his…
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Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Saturday, 30th November 2019

Raby Castle: Buy Your Christmas TreeChristmas trees, grown locally on the Raby Estate, will be on sale along with a selection of handmade wreaths and decorative foliage in Raby Castles Coach Yard.
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Saturday, 30th November 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Raby Castle: Meet Father ChristmasCome along and meet Father Christmas in Raby Castles Grand Entrance Hall with a fireside story. This is set to be another sell out event so we recommend you book early. Bookings can be made from 9:00 Thurs 5 Sept. 
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Thursday, 5th December 2019 - Thursday, 5th December 2019

Sunday, 8th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Tuesday, 10th December 2019 - Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Festive Wreath Making: Raby CastleWith expert guidance from our visiting florist and using fresh foliage from the Raby Estate, along with seasonal flowers, berries and accessories, learn how to make your own decorative festive wreath to take home. £35
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Thursday, 28th November 2019 - Thursday, 28th November 2019

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Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Saturday, 14th December 2019

Raby Castle: Christmas Craft Workshops with Victoria ConnorCome along and treat yourself or a loved one to the willow reindeer and Christmas decorations workshops. Learn the basic skills and techniques used to create willow entwined ornaments or get crafty with creating your own Christmas decorations.
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Sunday, 24th November 2019 - Sunday, 24th November 2019

Friday, 6th December 2019 - Friday, 6th December 2019

Saturday, 21st December 2019 - Saturday, 21st December 2019

Raby Castle: Photography WorkshopsJoin local photographer and astronomer Gary Lintern as he shares his secrets on taking the perfect picture of the night sky at Raby Castle and High Force, hidden gems of the north east for Astrophotography.
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Thursday, 19th December 2019 - Thursday, 19th December 2019

Late Night Christmas Shopping: Raby CastleThe Coach Yard will be open until 19:00 for late night shopping and a FREE glass of fizz or mulled wine.  Come after work and browse our selection of locally sourced, traditional gifts, decorations and gift wrap in the Christmas Shop.  Christmas Trees will also be available.
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Sunday, 24th November 2019 - Sunday, 24th November 2019

Stir-up Sunday: Raby CastleGrab your apron and roll up your sleeves… Stir-up Sunday is coming to Raby Castle! Stir-up Sunday is a centuries-old tradition where cooks spend the last Sunday before Advent ‘stirring up’ the Christmas pudding. 10:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00, 16:00-18:00
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Christmas Market: Raby CastleFor unique gift ideas and inspiration head to Raby Castle’s Christmas Food and Gift Market which will be packed with seasonal produce and presents for all the family. Entry is FREE and this is a perfect opportunity to buy stocking fillers, delicious food and drink for your festive guests.
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Thursday, 28th November 2019 - Thursday, 28th November 2019

Friday, 6th December 2019 - Friday, 6th December 2019

Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Saturday, 7th December 2019

Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Saturday, 14th December 2019

Make Your Own Willow Reindeer: Raby CastleMake your very own enchanting willow Reindeer, guided by our expert tutor. Learn the basic skills and techniques used to create this festive favourite and enjoy creating your own Reindeer that you can take home and adorn with fairy lights to decorate your house or garden for Christmas.
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Saturday, 21st December 2019 - Sunday, 22nd December 2019

Saturday, 28th December 2019 - Sunday, 29th December 2019

Enchanted Festive Forest: Raby CastleFamilies can explore a new path through the Christmas trees in the Riding School which will be transformed once again into an Enchanted Festive Forest full of magical scenes to discover.  Take the Trail through the trees, collect your prize and settle down at the Craft tables. The Enchanted…
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Sunday, 1st December 2019 - Sunday, 1st December 2019

Raby Castle: Spring TrailNew Year's Day: Raby CastleRaby Castle will be open for the first time on New Year’s Day. Join us for a stroll in the Deer Park, enjoy a warming drink and snack in the Stables Café and browse the Christmas sale items in our Stables Shop. All gate proceeds will be donated to local charities, suggested donation £1 per person.
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