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Welcome to Raby Castle

A visit to the magnificent Raby Castle provides a fascinating insight into more than 600 years of history. Raby was built by the mighty Nevills in the 14th century and is one of the finest and best-preserved medieval castles in North East England. Since 1626 it has been home to the family of the current owner, Lord Barnard. He is proud of its heritage and passionate about sharing his family’s history and collections of art and artefacts with visitors. Raby Castle is set in 200 acres of undulating parkland in the heart of the beautiful Durham Dales in County Durham. The estate includes our newly refurbished Tearooms, Gift Shop and woodland play area. There is no entrance fee to visit these areas, so why not stop by for a coffee or a spot of lunch, perhaps on the way to the spectacular High Force which is also part of the extensive Raby Estate.

Opening times:
Tearooms, Gift Shop, Woodland Play Area – Open daily 9am – 5pm. No ticket needed.
Park and Gardens open daily until 4th November 2018, 9am – 4:30pm (last admission 4pm). Park and Garden tickets can be purchased in the Gift Shop.
Castle open for pre-booked Tours only, visit our What’s On page to view the Tours available

Buy a ticket online or when you visit to explore the wonderful rooms of the Castle which give a captivating glimpse of life throughout the ages in their stunning art collection, fine interiors and striking architecture spanning the Medieval, Victorian, Georgian and Regency periods. Or take a quiet walk in the picturesque walled gardens, spot wildlife in the 200 acre deer park, or see examples of transport from the past in the horse drawn carriage collection.

Raby Castle also runs a varied and exciting programme of special events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the spring and summer.

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Raby Castle Opening Times

Castle Park, Gardens, Tearooms & Gift Shop
Monday: Closed 9:00am - 4:40pm
Tuesday: Closed 9:00am - 4:40pm
Wednesday: Pre-booked Tours 9:00am - 4:40pm
Thursday: Pre-booked Tours 9:00am - 4:40pm
Friday: Pre-booked Tours 9:00am - 4:40pm
Saturday: Pre-booked Tours 9:00am - 4:40pm
Sunday: Pre-booked Tours 9:00am - 4:40pm

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