Woodland Play Area: Raby Castle - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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Deer at Raby Castle

Guide Prices

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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • MinnieMinx67
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Great Tour And Guide (Keith)
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th March 2020
    I wrote a review about the castle last year but wanted to do an add-on about the tour we took earlier this week. The tours (times 12pm and 2.30pm I think - but do check!) are included in the entry... Read full review
  • Fiona C
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    What a great place
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th March 2020
    We visited on the first day of the new season, so got to visit the castle for the price of a gardens ticket - excellent value. It's a fascinating place and the guides in each room were very... Read full review
  • C6619LLrobw
    Ruislip, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Day trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 10th March 2020
    2nd visit to this beautiful castle. Another enjoyable day. The inside of the castle is breathtaking and full of history. Dotted around the different rooms are volunteers who are full of knowledge... Read full review



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


  • 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

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Open daily from 10:00

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.


Raby Castle grounds with stunning lakeRaby Castle - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, StaindropMedieval Raby Castle, home of Lord Barnard's family since 1626, includes a 200 acre deer park, walled gardens, carriage collection, adventure playground, Stables Cafe and Shop.

Sunday, 12th July 2020 - Sunday, 12th July 2020

Italian Car Show - Raby CastleRaby Castle is working in partnership with Auto Italia magazine and is excited to launch an Italian Car Show which will take place on Sunday 12th July 2020. All Italian cars from Fiats to Ferraris and everything in between will be invited to display in the Park, with special cars parked on the…
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Tuesday, 1st December 2020 - Tuesday, 1st December 2020

Christmas at Raby CastleWe are busy planning our 2020 calendar of events which will include our most popular family favourites as well as some exciting new experiences for all ages. You can expect the return of our bustling Christmas Market with lots of unique gift ideas from local makers and producers plus a chance to…
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Saturday, 23rd May 2020 - Sunday, 24th May 2020

seasonal market raby castle May Seasonal Market - Raby CastleFollowing last year’s hugely successful seasonal markets, we will be hosting our first event of the year on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May. Come and browse the stalls in Raby Castle’s Coach Yard and discover lots of delicious treats, seasonal produce and beautiful homemade products from local…
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Sunday, 7th June 2020 - Sunday, 7th June 2020

Open Farm Sunday - Raby CastleWe are delighted to be opening up Raby Home Farm to the public once again this year as part of the national LEAF Open Farm Sunday event. On Sunday 7th June 2020, farms up and down the country will be giving people a chance to experience everyday farm life first hand and learn more about how the…
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Saturday, 11th July 2020 - Saturday, 11th July 2020

National Garden Scheme Open Gardens - Raby CastleJoin us for this charity open day where all proceeds from admission to the Gardens will be donated to the National Garden Scheme. The National Garden Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50 million since it was founded, and the…
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Sunday, 21st June 2020 - Sunday, 21st June 2020

Archers of the Tees 15th World Wand Championship Shoot: Raby CastleRaby Castle is delighted to once again be hosting the English Longbow World Wand Championships on Sunday 21st June, organised by the Archers of the Tees. Archery has been a part of Raby’s history for centuries and it is fitting that this event is held here against the backdrop of the Castle.
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