THE 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.
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.
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.