Raby Castle wins the Visitor Economy Award category in The Northern Echo, County Durham Together Awards 2023 held at Hardwick Hall on Wednesday 6th December 2023.
The Visitor Economy Award recognises an individual, organisation or business who has play a vital role in promoting the county as a safe and great place to visit for staycationeers, supporting the hospitality and tourism sector, to help visitor economy, being an advocate for the county.
We are thrilled to win this award and would like to thank our fantastic team, visitors and community. The Rising development opening in Spring 2024 will continue to add to our visitor experience with incredible new facilities for all to enjoy, including the restoration of heritage buildings given a new purpose for the 21st century becoming magnificent event spaces. Close by, will stand the thoughtful recreation of the historic glass house which once stood in the same spot, The Vinery Restaurant. The Walled Gardens have been remodelled with renowned garden designer Luciano Giubbilei with Lady Barnard which overlooks the castle to create a peaceful haven of romantic planting and unparalleled views. The scheme has created a number of new jobs throughout the construction phase with this set to increase once the operation is up and running. It is so important to the estate to use as many local suppliers and materials as possible this includes reclaimed material from across the estate being reused and recycled for modern-day use. We look forward to welcoming visitors in Spring 2024.
Many thanks to Northern Echo for arranging the awards and the other two fantastic finalists Ushaw College and Kynren.