Raby Castle, County Durham

Uncover history at Raby Castle.

Raby Castle, County Durham

Uncover history at Raby Castle.

Built in the 14th century by the powerful Nevill family, it is without doubt one of the most impressive intact castles in England. It was home to Cicely Nevill, mother of Kings Edward IV & Richard III, scene of the plotting of the Rising of the North and a Parliamentary stronghold during the Civil War. Since 1626 to the present day it has been the seat of Lord & Lady Barnard and the Vane family. Along with exploring the picturesque gardens and parkland with resident Red and Fallow deer, a visit is incomplete without a tour inside the Castle itself. Treasures include an important collection of Meissen porcelain, tapestries, furniture and paintings.


Features & Accessibility

  • Visit England VAQAS
  • Member of the Historic Houses Association
  • Children’s Playground
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Child Friendly
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility

Raby Castle


Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, Co Durham DL2 3AH

01833 660202


Opening times

Castle and Walled Gardens opening times vary, please check our website or call before your visit. Park, Woodland Play Area, Stables Cafe and Stables Shop open daily.


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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