Access for all

Accessibility inside the Castle is limited, due to the historical nature of the building, therefore we are happy to charge visitors with disabilities concessionary rates.

If you require any further information please contact the Administration Office on 01833 660202.


There is plenty of parking available at Raby Castle. Please follow the signs on entry.

The Castle is situated in 200 acres of undulating parkland in a countryside location. The castle itself is approx. 400 meters from the main car park up a natural incline. There are two benches along the road leading to the castle to rest on. Those accompanying wheelchair users will need to be strong and able pushers.

If you require disabled access to the Castle, please speak to our admissions team who will direct you to the disabled parking area and will arrange access into the Castle.

On busy days, holidays and for events, a one-way system might be in operation to ease congestion. Please follow instructions from our marshals and follow the signs.

Please note, some parking may be on the grass at busy times.

Disabled Parking

  • Designated parking areas for Blue Badge holders are outside the Castle entrance (during Castle opening times only) and outside the Yurt Cafe.
  • Admissions staff can direct you to where to park.


Click and drag on the image below to view the car parking area:

The Castle

  • Due to its Grade I listed nature and medieval structure, wheelchair access is limited inside the Castle.
  • Parts of the castle ground floor are wheelchair accessible and there is a level access DVD presentation viewing area, which includes subtitles showing the interior of the castle situated on the ground floor in the Entrance Hall.
  • Our Stables Café, outdoor seating area and Shop all have level access routes available. Please do not hesitate to ask our team for assistance.
  • There are sets of three and four steps to access the whole of the ground floor.
  • There are 41 steps leading to the upstairs.
  • There is seating in many of the rooms inside the Castle to rest on.
  • The use of mobile phones is not permitted inside the Castle.
  • Information is available in large print.
  • There are room notes containing detailed information in each room and the DVD presentation in the Entrance Hall has subtitles.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • There are two toilets but no accessible toilets inside the Castle, the main toilets and accessible toilets are in the Coach Yard near the Stables Cafe.
  • Those that are unable to access the whole of the Castle can still be admitted to the Castle with a Park & Gardens ticket.
  • For conservation reasons pushchairs may be asked to be left (at the owners risk) in the Entrance Hall.
  • For conservation and security reasons those with large rucksacks may be asked to carry them on their front.

Deer Park

  • Roads within the deer park are surfaced with tarmac.
  • The landscape is grassy and undulating, please wear sensible footwear.

Accessible Toilets

  • Accessible toilets are located in the Coach Yard near the Yurt Cafe.
  • Baby changing facilities can also be found in the accessible toilets in the Coach Yard.
  • There are limited toilet facilities inside the Castle.

Yurt Cafe & Stables Shop

  • The Stables Shop has level ground floor access.
  • There is a first aid kit located at the Shop and Cafe.


  • Photography and filming for personal use only is permitted in the grounds and gardens.
  • Inside the Castle, photography for personal use only is permitted as long as there is no flash and no tripod.
  • Permission for commercial photography or filming must be gained in advance.


  • Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times and are not permitted in the play area or inside buildings (apart from the Yurt Cafe).
  • Assistance dogs only are permitted inside the Castle.

Under 16s

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on-site at Raby.
  • Please supervise children at all times, especially near the ponds and in the adventure playground.

First Aid

  • Please ask any member of staff who will call for First Aid.
  • There are qualified first aiders in the Castle, Shop and Cafe.


For more information please read our Accessibility Guide.

The gift shop at Raby Castle
Visitor on a motorised scooter at Raby Castle's summer market

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