Opening Times

Castle Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm (seasonally)
Park and Gardens daily 10am to 4pm
Stables Cafe daily 10am to 4pm
Stables Shop Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm
Woodland Play Area daily 10am to 4pm

We are open and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Castle, Park and Gardens.


Raby Castle is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of red and fallow deer live wild. Explore the park and amble around the ponds to spot plenty of wildlife that inhabit this remarkable setting. We have 5 acres of traditional 18th century ornamental Walled Gardens which include fabulous yew hedges, a fig house, rose garden, trees, plants and ornamental features. If you’re feeling energetic, we also have a Woodland Adventure Playground for children and offer bike hire to explore the grounds and experience the spectacular views.

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Red deer in Raby Park
The Octagon Room, Raby Castle

Castle History

Whilst originally built as a Viking settlement of King Cnut, known as ‘Rabi’ in the 11th century, the Castle as it stands today was built for the mighty dynasty of the Nevills in the 14th Century. A great fortress standing proud and defiant, it’s history rolls back almost a thousand years.

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For families

Raby Castle is a wonderful family day out. There are a range of facilities, a calendar of special events and attractions such as our Woodland Adventure Playground and Stables Tearoom to keep all ages occupied.

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