Opening Times

Castle Tuesday - Sunday 11am to 4pm
Deer Park Daily 10am to 4pm
Gardens Closed
The Yurt Café Daily 10am to 4pm
The Stables Shop Tuesday - Sunday 11am to 4pm
The Plotters' Forest Daily 10am to 5pm (Pre-bookings Only)

A Landmark Location in County Durham


Raby Castle is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of red and fallow deer live wild. Explore the park and amble around the ponds to spot plenty of wildlife that inhabit this remarkable setting. If you’re feeling energetic, we also have a Woodland Adventure Playground for children and offer walking trails to explore the grounds and experience the spectacular views.

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Red deer in Raby Park
The Octagon Room, Raby Castle

Castle History

Whilst originally built as a Viking settlement of King Cnut, known as ‘Rabi’ in the 11th century, the Castle as it stands today was built for the mighty dynasty of the Nevills in the 14th Century. A great fortress standing proud and defiant, it’s history rolls back almost a thousand years.

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Come and experience our new luxury Yurt Cafe at Raby. Offering a delicious menu of sweet and savoury, this unique venue is the perfect place to refuel during your explorations around the deer park.

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Yurt Cafe

Celebrate Summer at Raby, click HERE to find out what exciting events we've got coming up.