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Raby Castle

  • Darlington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Every single one of the atmospheric rooms in Raby Castle, from the magnificent Barons' Hall to the Mediaeval Kitchen gives fascinating insights into life throughout the ages and gives kids the chance to let their imaginations run wild! There's as much education available here as you want to wring from it, but it's just as affecting for the smalls to simply explore.

Behind the powerful exterior of towers and fortifications, Raby houses a fantastic art collection and splendid interiors. Plus you can have a look at the horse-drawn carriage collection!

The impressive 200 acre (80ha) deer park surrounding Raby Castle has Red deer, the largest British wild land mammal, and the smaller Fallow deer, both herds containing the desendants of deer preserved in this area since Norman times so a great point for some secret schooling too!

It's worth a look on the run up to Christmas too as they feature a lovely grotto here every year.

Plus the kids can discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England! Raby Castle is situated 20 miles further east at Staindrop. See the listing for Highforce Waterfall!

Opening hours

March to June: Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
July and August: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
September to October: Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
Open on bank holidays as well
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Walled Gardens
March to October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 -16:30
Stables Cafe, Shop & Woodland Play Area
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adult from £4.50
Kids (5-15) from £2.50
Under-5s: free
Concessions from £4.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £15.00

Travel & Contact Information


Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3AH, England

Phone number

01833 660202



Click here to visit Raby Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Raby Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Raby Castle is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Raby Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Raby Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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