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The Estate

Raby Castle, the private home of Lord Barnard, sits at the heart of the Raby Estate, which spreads across Teesdale, County Durham and Northumbria.

Agriculture is an important source of income for the Estate. As well as the Estate’s own Home Farm in Raby Park, there are many tenanted farms and a large number of houses and cottages in villages around Teesdale, many are whitewashed farmsteads and houses where families have been tenants for several generations.

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 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.

To find out more about the Estate’s work, please follow the links below.

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

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