Woodland Play Area: Raby Castle - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

County Durham

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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:

  • Carly2707
    Trip Type:
    Nice walk. Not worth the money
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th June 2020
    My fiancé surprised me with a trip out today. He took me to Raby castle which we knew the castle it’s self wouldn’t be open due to the coronavirus but we knew we could have a nice walk around the... Read full review
  • Aunty_Nita
    Washington, United Kingdom
    Lovely Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th June 2020
    I went to Raby last weekend as I wanted somewhere nice to go for a walk and was happy to pay the entrance price, even though I knew the castle would not be open. The walk was lovely and the walled... Read full review
  • aletheaw597
    South Shields, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    My Perfect Day
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th June 2020
    Where do I begin, from the young chatty lad guiding us to the car park space, the lovely lady checking tickets, the gardens, the lakes, the cattle, the deer, the sight of the castles grandeur (closed... 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 - Open 4 July, 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, 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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Monday, 11th May 2020 - Thursday, 31st December 2020

Virtual Tour at Raby CastleTake a tour of the Castle grounds, gardens, cafe, shop and coach yard. Just click and drag on the image below and follow the hotspots! Use the 'EXPLORE' menu to visit other areas.https://www.raby.co.uk/raby-castle/virtual-tour/ 
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