Raby Castle and High Force Hotel have become among the first tourism venues in the region to receive the Good to Go certification from Visit England in recognition of the measures we have taken to meet government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

Raby and High Force have been reopening gradually as government advice has been updated during the easing of lockdown, completing comprehensive risk assessments, and putting measures in place to maintain cleanliness and support social distancing.

Our open spaces a Raby Castle and High Force Waterfall were the first to reopen as restrictions eased, with pre-booked visitors returning to enjoy the beautiful summer colour in the Walled Gardens and the far-reaching views in the Deer Park, along with a carefully managed circular walk to the Waterfall at High Force.

The Castle, Stables Café and Woodland Play Area and High Force Hotel reopened on July 4th following further updated guidance. Some facilities will open in a limited capacity and visitors are advised to check the Raby website for the latest information about what’s open.

Claire Jones, Head of Leisure and Tourism at Raby Estates said: “We have taken a very careful, phased approach to reopening our facilities and we are delighted to have received the Good To Go certification, which reflects the work we have done to meet COVID-19 guidelines.

“We want visitors to feel confident about visiting Raby and High Force, and sharing information about the precautions we have taken, so that people know what to expect before they arrive, has been incredibly important.

“Feedback from visitors about how we have reopened, and the information we have shared has been overwhelmingly positive, and it is lovely to see people enjoying our open spaces and beautiful views once again.

You can find out more about the measures we have put in place on the Coronavirus pages on our website, which also include answers to Frequently Asked Questions and a video guide to how we are managing cleanliness and social distancing.

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