Raby Castle, County Durham
Discover the remarkable history of Raby Castle.
Built in the 14th century by the powerful Nevill family, Raby Castle is one of the most impressive intact castles in England. Home to Cicely Nevill, mother of Kings Edward IV & Richard III, Raby Castle was a scene of the plotting of the Rising of the North and a Parliamentary stronghold during the Civil War. Since 1626 Raby Castle has been the seat of Lord and Lady Barnard and the Vane family.
Treasures on display include an important collection of Meissen porcelain, tapestries, furniture and paintings.
Set in stunning parkland with resident Red and Fallow deer, visitors to Raby can also enjoy the picturesque Walled Gardens with their magnificent yew hedges.
Features & Accessibility
- Visit England VAQAS
- Member of the Historic Houses Association
- Children’s Playground
- Gift Shop
- Group Visits
- Child Friendly
- Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
- Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility
Things to do
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Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, Co Durham DL2 3AH
Raby Castle is situated on the A688 West Auckland to Barnard Castle road, 8 miles North East of Barnard Castle. It can be easily reached from the A1(M) and A66.
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