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Raby Castle

Type:Castle / Fort

Staindrop, Darlington, Tees Valley, DL2 3AH

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Uncover history at Raby Castle. Built by the mighty Nevills in the 14th Century, and home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, you’ll be fascinated as knowledgeable and friendly Guides help bring history to life with guided tours of the halls and chambers which house fabulous interiors, art collections and dramatic architecture.

Outdoors, enjoy a stroll and spot wildlife in the deer park, relax in the walled gardens, discover the Carriage Collection or explore the Woodland Play Area. A visit to the Tearoom and a browse around the gift shop all combine for a memorable day out. 

Guide Prices

Ticket Prices:

Castle Ticket (includes Park & Gardens)
Adult – £13.00
Concession – £12.00
5–15 years – £6.5.00
Under 5s – Free
Family (2+3) – £36.50

Park & Walled Gardens Ticket (March to October)
Adult – £8.00
Concession – £7.00
5–15 years – £4
Under 5s – Free
Family (2+3) – £22.00

Castle Terrace & Park Ticket (November to March)

Adult – £4.50
Concession – £4.00
5–15 years – £2.50
Under 5s – Free
Family (2+3) – £15.00

Stables Cafe, Stables Shop & Woodland Play Area
Free of charge

Annual Pass
An Annual Pass gives free admission to the Castle, Park and Gardens for a whole year (excluding special events) plus 10% off at the Stables Café and Shop. Pass holders also enjoy 10% off at the High Force Hotel and Kiosk.

Adult – £22.00
Concession – £20.00
5–15 years – £10.00
Under 5s – Free
Family (2+3) – £60.00

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Raby Castle is located on the A688, 1 mile North of Staindrop.

    From the North

    Raby Castle is located on the A688 approximately 8 miles north east of Bamard Castle.

    When travelling from the north, Raby can be reached via the A1(M) or the A68.

    From the A1(M) leave Junction 60.

    Travel along the A688 westbound towards West Auckland (where the A68 joins the north) and on towards Bamard Castle.

    Raby Castle is positioned on the right hand side.

    From the South

    When approaching from the South, leave the A1(M) at Junction 58, travel towards West Auckland, turning left on to the A688 towards Barnard Castle - Raby Castle is on the right hand side.

    From the West

    When approaching from the west use the A66 to Bowes, and then the A67 to Barnard Castle, where you will travel through the town, taking the A688 signposted Staindrop and Bishop Auckland.

    The Castle will be on your left hand side, approximately one mile east of Staindrop village.

    Public Transport Directions

    Buses

    If travelling by bus you should alight at Raby Castle, North Lodge.

    The following bus services, service this stop:

    Scarlet Band Route 85A runs between the towns of Darlington and Barnard Castle via Bishop Auckland and Cockfield village, passing Raby Castle approximately every 2 hours, alight at Raby Castle North Lodge stop.

    If travelling from Durham, Arriva bus service 6 runs from Durham, via Bishop Auckland to Cockfield every half an hour. Alight at Cockfield then transfer to bus 85A onto Raby Castle.

    Arriva Bus Service 75 travels between Darlington and Barnard Castle via Staindrop once every hour, alight at Staindrop then either walk (approx 1 mile) to Raby Castle or transfer to service 85 travelling to Bishop Auckland.

    Please check bus routes direct with transport provider.

    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good To Go We're Good To Go 2020

    Opening Times

    Castle Terrace & Park (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday10:00
    Bank Holiday10:00
    Stables Cafe, Shop & Woodland Play Area (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday10:00
    Bank Holiday10:00
    Castle (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)*
    DayTimes
    Monday - TuesdayClosed
    Wednesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30
    Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:30
    Walled Gardens (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday10:00
    Bank Holiday10:00
    Castle (1 July 2020 - 31 Aug 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30*
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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