Tickets for our popular Santa’s Grotto have gone on sale online. Santa will be in his woodland grotto here in the grounds of the Castle from 30th November until 22nd December 2014.
The grotto will open on Sunday 30th November, along with Raby’s renowned Christmas Shop, Tearooms and freshly cut Christmas Tree sales, and we’ll also be welcoming the Taste of Teesdale producers market for the first day of our Christmas season.
To reduce queue times, visits to Santa’s Grotto must be booked in advance, available dates and times can be checked by clicking here. Visits to...Read More
With over 30 local exhibitors, we’re sure you will enjoy wandering around the array of stalls here in the grounds of Raby Castle on Sunday 21st September 2014. Enjoy the musical and family entertainment we have lined up, including the famous Punch & Judy show from Brian Llewellyn, and up and coming local folk group Gegenforde.
Hailing form the village of Gainford, this group of 8 friends had a love for playing their instruments, so after deciding to set up their group in 2013 they now have a repertoire of over 90 folk songs, Gegenforde will be playing a number of acoustic...Read More
The Park and Gardens at Raby will be free for all visitors for one day only as we take part in Heritage Open Days on Sunday 14th September.
Heritage Open Days is a three-day, National Scheme which aims to either open up historic places usually closed to the public or allow access for free. Visitors will have the chance to access Raby's 200 acres of historic parkland and 18th Century walled gardens, for which an entrance fee is normally charged, as part of Heritage Open Days on Sunday 14th September.
The scheme is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year: “2014 is a landmark year for...Read More
If you’ve ever visited our beautiful and diverse county, you will soon realise why it has been nominated for ‘Best UK Holiday County/Destination’ in the British Travel Awards 2014.
A visit to Raby Castle is enough reason to be nominated (we think, but we’re biased!), but visiting us also provides the perfect opportunity to explore more of the Durham Dales, and discover more of an extraordinary county. From attractions to incredible natural wonders and stunning scenery, the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will take your breath...Read More
This week the raspberries are ripening and we’re letting you pick your own!
The Gardens at Raby are coming to their best at this time of year, with the Rose beds in full bloom and the herbaceous borders providing bright bursts of colour in amongst lush greenery – to see recent images of the Gardens, go to The Gallery pages. Probably the most exciting plant coming to its best are the three raspberry canes which span the Western Wall of the West Lawn.
The lovely sweet pink berries are just starting to become ripe this week, but we’ve too many to be able to pick them all...Read More
This Saturday, 28th June 2014, Lord Barnard has kindly allowed the Butterwick Hospice to hold there Western Walk in Raby Park, and it looks set to be a great fun family event!
The sponsored twilight walk, which will include family western themed entertainment before and after the walk, is in aid of the beneficial services given by the hospice freely to people in Teesdale, Weardale and the Sedgefield area.
Butterwick Hospice are calling on you to get your posse together and pull on your best jeans, boots and checky shirt and mosey on down to join in the wild-west fun, which starts at 4pm,...Read More
Raby Castle & High Force Waterfall have been recognised as top performing visitor attractions as reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.
The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
We’re thrilled to be awarded the TripAdvisor...Read More
Raby Estates will shortly be advertising two properties that will be coming available on the rental market.
There will be a 2 bedroom cottage in Summerhouse, a quiet village close to Darlington set within stunning countryside yet with close access to transport and within easy reach of the shops and local amenities of Darlington.
Also available soon, will be another two bedroom cottage in the busy village of Middleton in Teesdale. The village has an excellent range of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as easy access to open countryside in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding...Read More
We are now offering visitors the chance to purchase a new 2014 season ticket through right here on our new website. A season ticket, which offers the holder unlimited visits to the Castle grounds and one visit to the castle itself until the end of September, can also be purchased on entry to the Castle grounds when they re-open for the new season on 19th April.
By purchasing a season ticket you will have unlimited access to the Park and Gardens in the stunning grounds of the Castle, which includes the Stables Tearooms, serving light lunches, cakes, drinks and snacks; the Gift Shop which...Read More
Raby Castle, Park and Gardens will re-awaken after their winter slumber on 19th April 2014 with the popular Easter Egg Trail in the walled gardens.
The Castle will be open from 1pm – 4.30pm four days per week Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday starting on 19th April and throughout May and June, with guided tours taking place every half an hour each afternoon.
The Park and Gardens will open earlier, from 11am until 5pm. In July and August the Castle, park & Gardens are open six days per week (closed Saturdays).
Visit the Visiting Us pages for more information about guided...Read More