Raby Castle, County Durham

Uncover history at Raby Castle.
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
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Child Friendly
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility

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

01833 660202


Opening times

Opening times may vary – please check our website before visiting. Castle and Gardens open seasonally. Deer Park, Play Area, Stables Cafe and Shop open daily.

Visits can be pre-booked online here.


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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