Raby Castle; This dramatic medieval Castle, built by the mighty Nevills has been home to Lord Barnard´s family since 1626. Set within a large deer park, with delightful rolling landscape and walled gardens. Highlights include the Barons' Hall where 700 knights gathered to plot a rebellion against Elizabeth I, a splendid Victorian octagonal drawing room with one of the most striking interiors from the 19th century and in contrast a mediaval kitchen, used until 1954. On display are fine furniture, impressive artworks, elaborate architecture. Events take place throughout the summer. Colour illustrated guidebook available.
Information on Raby Castle , Staindrop , Darlington
|Opening Times:||Easter, Sat to Mon, May, Jun & Sep, Sun to Wed, Jul & Aug, Daily Except Sat. 13:00-16:30.|
|Admission:||Castle, Park & Gardens: Adult £10.00, Child £4.50, OAP/Student £9.00. Family (2+3) £27.00. Park & Gardens: Adult £6.00, Child £2.50, OAP/Student £5.00. Family ticket £15.00 (2 adult and 3 children). Group benefits and private guided tours by arrangement.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome (To be accompanied by an adult at all times)|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs Permitted (Not permitted inside any buildings or gardens(except guide dogs). Must be kept on a short lead at all times.)|
|Location:||Near Barnard Castle, Co Durham.|
Disabled Access (partial), Guided Tours, Parking Availability, Parking Availability, Coaches welcome, Play Area, Refreshments, Shop
Historic Houses Association
Events & Special Offers
To add a special offer / event email alert, click here.
Thu 09 May 2013 – Sun 26 May 2013
A number of historical costumes will be on display in the Castle leading up to a fashion show of Tudor costume on 27th May. Costumes include Henry VIII’s wives Queen Kathryn Howard and Queen Jane Seymour as well as Mary Queen of Scots and James I of England.
Sun 26 May 2013 – Sun 26 May 2013
Teesdale Athletics Club is once again holding it's annual 10k race and 5k fun run in Raby Park.
Mon 27 May 2013 – Mon 27 May 2013
This exciting show concludes a small display of costumes in the Castle throughout May. The features models wearing a number of beautiful costumes, accompanied by period music, a brief history of each historical figure and a talk about the design and construction of each costume.
Sun 16 Jun 2013 – Sun 16 Jun 2013
This summer, Raby Castle will once again play host to the 16th Bi-Annual Classic Vehicle Show and Vintage Rally, organised by Mark Woodward Classic Events. Taking place on Sunday 16th June 2013, 10am - 4pm.
Displays of all types of classic cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans and vintage tractors. Arena, commentary & awards and auto jumble.
Sun 30 Jun 2013 – Sun 30 Jun 2013
Organised by Flower Power Fairs, on Sunday 30th June, 11am - 4pm, and featuring many RHS and other show award winning nurseries. The fair offers quality plants at realistic prices grown by the nurserymen and women based in the North. Hundreds of plants will be on sale, from shrubs to trees, to climbers, herbs, herbaceous, fruit and specialist foliage plants.
Sun 21 Jul 2013 – Sun 21 Jul 2013
Organised by Barnard Castle Farmers Market, this one day festival will celebrate everything brilliant about local food, with demonstrations, children’s activities, food & farming section as well as lots of stalls to stock up on quality local produce.
Fri 26 Jul 2013 – Fri 26 Jul 2013
Evening of Outdoor Theatre - Babe the Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith adapted by David Wood. Set in Raby’s idyllic Walled Gardens, Illyria are sure to delight and enchant the whole family, so bring along a rug, a deckchair and a picnic to enjoy this classic children’s story brought to life.
Tickets should be booked in advance.
Sun 11 Aug 2013 – Sun 11 Aug 2013
Keep the children occupied this summer and bring them to our Family Fun Day in the Raby Gardens. There'll be a host of games and activities including have-a-go archery, all in the beautiful walled gardens, between 11am and 5pm.
Sun 18 Aug 2013 – Sun 18 Aug 2013
This summer, Raby Castle will once again play host to the 17th Bi-Annual Classic Vehicle Show and Vintage Rally, organised by Mark Woodward Classic Events. Taking place on Sunday 18th August 2013, 10am - 4pm. Displays of all types of classic cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans and vintage tractors. On top of this, there will be an arena, commentary & awards and auto jumble.
Wed 28 Aug 2013 – Sun 01 Sep 2013
Ticketed Event: The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest & greatest production to date, PARK GORKOGO, and for the first time the big top will be coming to Raby Castle. The show set in the mystical centre of Moscow’s cultural & artistic quarter ‘PARK GORKOGO’ (Gorky Park) is the perfect back drop for what is; undoubtedly the greatest & most famous circus on earth.
Sun 22 Sep 2013 – Sun 22 Sep 2013
Annual Autumn Market at Raby Castle, on Sunday 22nd September 2013, 11am to 4.00pm.
Visitors will have a chance to enjoy and discover the best of our region’s quality food producers, craft makers and artists whilst enjoying demonstrations and local family entertainment in the most relaxing and beautiful of settings.
No Video available yet for Raby Castle
To view the icons please zoom in
All Counties with Historic Houses: Channel Islands: Channel Islands: Guernsey | Jersey | England: Central England: Derbyshire | Gloucestershire | Herefordshire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Northamptonshire | Nottinghamshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Staffordshire | Warwickshire | West Midlands | Worcestershire | East Anglia: Cambridgeshire | Essex | Norfolk | Suffolk | London: London | Northern England: Cheshire | Cumbria | Durham | East Riding of Yorkshire | Greater Manchester | Lancashire | Merseyside | North Yorkshire | Northumberland | South Yorkshire | Tyne & Wear | West Yorkshire | South East England: East Sussex | Kent | Surrey | West Sussex | South West England: Bath & Northeast Somerset | Cornwall | Devon | Somerset | Southern England: Bedfordshire | Berkshire | Buckinghamshire | Dorset | Hampshire | Hertfordshire | Isle of Wight | Oxfordshire | Wiltshire | Isle of Man: Isle of Man: Isle of Man | Scotland: Central, East & North East Scotland: Aberdeenshire | Angus | Falkirk | Fife | Moray | Perth & Kinross | Edinburgh, Glasgow & Southern Scotland: Ayrshire | City of Edinburgh | Dumfries & Galloway | East Lothian | Glasgow City | Scottish Borders | West Lothian | Highlands & Islands of Scotland: Argyll & Bute | Highland | Wales: Mid-Wales: Powys | North Wales: Gwynedd | Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon) | Wrexham | South & South West Wales: Cardiff | Newport | Pembrokeshire