Raby Castle, the private home of Lord Barnard, is at the heart of the Raby Estates, which spreads across Teesdale, County Durham and Northumbria.
As well as the Home Farm in the Raby Park, there are many tenanted farms and a large number of houses and cottages in villages around Teesdale. Many dales families have been tenants for several generations. The Teesdale countryside is dotted with whitewashed farmsteads and houses.
The Raby Estates plays a major role in the structure of the countryside with the main emphasis being conservation. The Farm, Forestry and Game Departments work in unison to ensure that land management practices on the Estate enables the balance of conservation and agricultural objectives and standards.
The Raby Home Farm is now part of the national Countryside Stewardship Scheme where farming practices are modified to enhance flora and fauna on the lower Estate. As well as thousands of acres of arable, grazing and moorland there is also a large area of managed woodland.
Raby also employs a large team of craftsmen to develop and maintain properties and buildings across the Estate.
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The Lord Barnard's Raby Estate is renowned for its Wild Bird Shoot.
A team of highly efficient gamekeepers will ensure that your time at Raby will be enjoyable and memorable with the experience of truly wild game, with species such as pheasant, woodcock and snipe.
Wild duck and...
Conservation is Lord Barnard's passion and since 1991 the emphasis has been to support and encourage all wild game and other wildlife throughout the Estate.