Woodland Play Area: Raby Castle

County Durham

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Deer at Raby Castle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free activityFree

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



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Bennettbrian
    Hebburn, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A Beautiful Setting
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th January 2020
    We visited in January and there was no access to the castle, only the external areas. (£4.50 cover charge, which isn’t too bad). The grounds are beautiful with the impressive castle standing above... Read full review
  • davidhQ6485LF
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Day visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th January 2020
    Large estate with indoor and outdoor activities. The old can paint like me, the young have acres and acres to rush around in. Good cafe for snacks. The castle is well worth a visit but the... Read full review
  • 103barrieb
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Fantastic Castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 8th February 2020
    Very scenic Castle with a wonderful herd of deer in the surrounding park. Cafeteria is excellent and at various times of the year they hold food festivals and other events 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.

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