Raby Castle

Raby Castle

One of the best-preserved castle's in North East England provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. With examples of fine interiors and architecture spanning the Medieval, Victorian, Georgian and Regency periods providing a magnificent backdrop for the stunning art collection. Home of Lord Barnard's family since 1626, includes a 200 acre deer park, walled gardens, carriage collection, adventure playground, shop and tearoom.

Where is it...

Set in the heart of the Durham Dales

What to see...

Uncover history at Raby Castle. Built by the mighty Nevills in the 14th Century, and home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, you’ll be fascinated as knowledgeable and friendly Guides help bring history to life with guided tours of the halls and chambers which house fabulous interiors, art collections and dramatic architecture.

Your group can enjoy discovering the fascinating history of the Castle and those who lived here during a guided tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides. Then make time to explore the 18th century walled gardens, 200 acre deer park, carriage collection and enjoy the gift shop and tearooms.

How to get there...

Raby Castle is located on the A688, 1 mile North of Staindrop just 18 miles from Durham City.

When to visit...

Raby Castle is open to visitors seasonally between Easter and September.

Suggested length of visit...

2 - 3 hours

Don’t miss...

 

As 2016 celebrates the year of the English garden, what better time to explore Raby Castle's traditional 18th Century ornamental walled gardens in the grounds of this dramatic castle; the gardens extend to five acres, with formal lawns, rose gardens and ornamental pond framing picturesque views of the Castle and the valley beyond. 



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