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Raby Castle

Darlington, County Durham, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Raby Castle's website
01833 660202

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Open seasonally between Easter and September.

30th June through 30th August

Park and Gardens:

Sunday to Friday 11:00 - 17:00


Sunday to Friday 13:00 - 16:30 (Last admission at 16:00)

31st August through 28th September

Park and Gardens:



Castle, Park and Gardens

Adult: £10.00

Concession: £9.00

Child: £4.50

Family: £27.00

Under 5s: Free


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