Your group can enjoy discovering the fascinating history of the Castle and those who lived here during a guided tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides. Then make time to explore the 18th century walled gardens, 200 acre deer park, carriage collection and enjoy the gift shop and tearooms.
Benefits for Groups
If you are travelling with a group of 12 or more people, book your visit in advance and receive the following benefits to make your group visit as easy and stress-free as possible including:
- Discounted admission rates
- Ample coach parking
- Complimentary admission for organiser and coach driver
- Complimentary refreshment voucher for coach driver
- Coach drop-off and pick-up point at the Castle entrance
- Complimentary map of the Park & gardens for each person
- Meet and greet on arrival by a Castle guide
- Familiarisation visits can be arranged for group organisers and members of the trade prior to group travel
To benefit from group discounts and privileges all groups visiting Raby Castle must be pre-booked. Please call the Admin Office on 01833 660202 and we will be delighted to help you plan your visit.
General Group Admission
£10.00 per person (min 12 people)
Visit with a group of 12 or more people, and take advantage of our discounted admission price. This includes general admission to the Castle, Park & Gardens during normal opening hours.
Your guide will meet your group at the Castle entrance before beginning this private tour of the Castle before it opens to the public.
A guided tour will last approximately 90 minutes and can be included in the price of your group visit. Minimum group size of 20 (or minimum charge applies).
Please call 01833 660202 to arrange your tour.
Free Flow Visits
Free Flow Visits are available for groups who wish to discover the Castle and move around at their own pace. You will find knowledgeable, friendly guides and information cards in each room. Free-flow afternoons normally take place on throughout July and August and every Saturday and Sunday throughout the open season, but are subject to change so please call the Admin office on 01833 660202 who will help plan your visit.
On afternoons that are not freeflow, organisers are given the option of reserving a set time solely for their group’s tour during an afternoon.
Private Guided Tours with Refreshments
£15.00 per person (min 20 people)
Add a special touch to your guided tour with a reception of tea or coffee and biscuits in the Castle’s Entrance Hall (maximum 40 people) before beginning a private tour of the Castle before it opens to the public.
Minimum group size of 20 (or minimum charge applies).
Please call 01833 660202 to arrange your tour.
Behind the Scenes and Bespoke Tours
From £25.00 per person (min 20 people)
If your group has a special area of interest we are happy to discuss with you your requirements and tailor our tour to suit, and can sometimes include areas not open to the general public.
Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01833 660202.
Park & Garden Only
£5.00 per person*
Groups can enjoy all that the grounds of Raby Castle has to offer, including the 18th Century Walled Gardens, Carriage Collection, 200 acre Deer Park, play area, tearooms and gift shop, for a reduced price. Minimum group size of 12.
Add a copy of our beautifully illustrated souvenir guide book for each member of your group to take home.
£4.00 per book
We recommend you allow at least 4 hours to appreciate the Castle, Walled Gardens, Carriage Collection and Grounds. Please note we are unable to take group bookings on any Monday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The self-service tearoom, housed in the Old Stables is open from 11.00am – 5.00pm offering a selection of sandwiches, toasties, cakes, snacks and light lunches. Groups can pre-book tea & coffee stops at the tearooms before enjoying their Castle visit. Please call the Stables Tearooms on 01833 660541 to arrange.
Wheelchairs are available for free loan. Due to the nature of the building and grounds we advise wheelchair users are accompanied by able pushers, electric wheelchair access is limited to the Entrance Hall. There is a DVD presentation of the Castle tour in the Entrance Hall, for those who are unable to manage many stairs.
Please visit our Access page for more comprehensive information about Access.
*All prices incorporate both a discount on adult and concessionary admission.
Call the Admin Office on 01833 660202 to book your visit today
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Raby Castle Opening Times
Raby Castle is open to the public from 24th March until 30th September 2018
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|Thursday:||11.00am – 4.30pm|
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