“It is with great sadness that we have closed Raby Castle, Park and Gardens,  High Force Hotel and Waterfall completely and until further notice. We are doing this in order to support the Government’s social distancing policy to tackle Covid-19.

Most of the Raby Leisure and Tourism team will be working safely from home for now. The Raby Estate Offices in Staindrop and Uppington, Shropshire remain open with reduced staffing so do please get in touch if you have any concerns relating to any other parts of our business and how this may affect you.

Raby has been part of the Co Durham and Shropshire communities for generations and will continue to be so in the future.  Our focus now is supporting our staff and local communities in dealing with the difficult days ahead.  Over the next few weeks maintaining contact with each other as best we can will be vital. We’ll therefore keep you posted on what’s happening at Raby through our website and social media channels. I hope you too will keep in touch with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Raby in happier times.

Stay safe and well.”

Lord and Lady Barnard


It is unclear at this stage as to what guidance will be given by the Government in relation to ongoing closures and events/bookings. Tenants who need to contact the Estate Offices for whatever reason should do so in the normal way. Raby is contacting all individuals who have bookings in the coming months but in the meantime please feel free to contact us using the contact details below.

Raby Estate Office, Co Durham – 01833 660888

Raby Estate Office, Shropshire – 01952 740223

Raby Castle, Park, Gardens, Shop and Café – 01833 660202

High Force Hotel and Waterfall – 01833 622336