Raby Castle

Raby Castle


This dramatic medieval castle, set within a deer park, has a lovely walled garden, fine furniture and fantastic art collection.

Visit the Castle website

What makes it special

  • One of the best-preserved medieval castles in North East England
  • Explore the park and amble around the ponds
  • Woodland Adventure Playground for children

Opening Times

The Castle (11:00 to 16:30)
March – open weekends
April to June – Wednesday to Sunday
July & August – Tuesday to Sunday
September – Wednesday to Sunday
Open Bank Holidays

Walled Gardens
March to September - Daily - from 10:00

The Park and Cafe
Daily - from 10:00


Castle Ticket (includes Park & Gardens)
Adult - £12.00
Concession - £11.00
5–15 years - £6.00
Under 5s - Free
Family (2+3) - £35.00

Park & Walled Gardens Ticket
Adult - £7.00
Concession - £6.00
5–15 years - £3.00
Under 5s - Free
Family (2+3) - £18.00

Stables Cafe, Stables Shop & Woodland Play Area
Free of charge

Hostels nearby

Exterior Image of YHA Langdon Beck

YHA Langdon Beck

En suite rooms available
Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Raby Castle

Darlington, Durham, DL2 3AH

Map references

OS Map: 92

OS Grid Ref: NZ128218

Lat/Lng: 54.591695, -1.802005

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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