Raby

Raby Castle is a landmark location in County Durham. Visit one of the most impressive intact castles in the North of England, with a powerful exterior and superb collections. The castle is steeped in history, built by the powerful Nevilles in the 14th century, it has been the family home of the Vanes for nearly 400 years.

 Explore the picturesque parkland and meet the herds of red and fallow deer. Discover a hideaway playground at The Plotters’ Forest, built within a Christmas tree plantation, where ‘close to nature’ takes on a whole new meaning. Join us for a delicious lunch at the Yurt Cafe and complete your day by heading over to the Hunters Yard to browse the beautiful Stables Shop.

The Castle will be open for the 2024 season between 1st March to 3rd November. During March, April, May, June, September and October the Castle will be open Wednesday –Sunday between 11am – 4pm. During July and August, the Castle will be open between Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm. The Deer Park is open daily, 10am – 4pm. The Plotters’ Forest is open on weekends and holiday periods.  

What is included in my ticket?

  • Access to Raby Castle – one of England’s finest medieval castles
  • Access to the Castle Terrace
  • Complimentary children’s Castle Quest Trail
  • All day access to the Deer Park (open 10am-4pm)
  • Complimentary children’s trail sheet in the Deer Park

What else is at Raby Castle?

  • Explore The Plotters’ Forest outdoor adventure playground – fun for all the family
  • The Yurt Café – serving hot & cold drinks, light lunches and sweet treats
  • Browse The Stables Shop – stylish homeware, contemporary gifts and so much more
Raby Castle Entrance Hall
Raby Castle Bedroom
Raby Castle Kitchen

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