Discover One of England's
Finest Medieval Castles

Buy Tickets

Raby Castle Contact info

Call us on 01833 660202

Email us at

santas grotto at raby castle

Christmas at Raby Castle

Thursday 1st – Friday 23rd December

A long tradition of Christmas opening continues this year in the grounds of Raby Castle.

Although the Castle and Gardens remain closed for their Winter slumber, you can still bring the family along to pick out your freshly cut Raby Estates real Christmas Tree before heading into the Christmas shop, decked out in festive glory to choose new decorations and gifts for all, then settle down in the cosy tearooms to warm up with a hot chocolate before visiting Santa in his woodland grotto (must be pre-booked on-line).

Fresh Venison & Game Meat
Fresh venison and game meat reared on the Raby Estate will be available at the Taste of Teesdale Christmas Market on 11th December and also on Sunday 18th December from a pop-up stall run by Head Gamekeeper Iain Alexander.

Pre-orders can be made for collection on both dates, please contact Iain on 07967 695022 to place a meat order. Frozen venison and game will still be available to buy in the Tearooms.

Read on for more information and opening times.

Raby Castle Opening Times

1st September – 1st October 2017


Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Monday: Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday: 12:30pm - 4.30pm
Friday: 12:30pm - 4.30pm
Saturday: 12:30pm - 4.30pm

Park & Gardens inc. Shop & Tearooms

Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Monday: Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Discover Full Opening Times >