Raby Castle

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Set within a 250 acre deer park, with beautiful walled gardens, Raby Castle was built by the mighty Nevills in the 14th Century, and has been home to Lord Barnard's family since 1626. Throughout the castle, rooms display fine furniture, impressive artworks and elaborate architecture. Highlights include the vast Baron's Hall, where it is reputed 700 knights gathered to plot the doomed Rising of the North rebellion against Elizabeth I, and the stunning interior of the Victorian Octagon Drawing Room. Visitors can also enjoy the deer park, walled gardens, woodland play area and carriage collection. Also it is said to be haunted by three ghosts.

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From the North
Raby Castle is located on the A688 approximately 8 miles north east of Bamard Castle. When travelling from the north, Raby can be reached via the A1(M) or the A68. From the A1(M) leave Junction 60. Travel along the A688 westbound towards West Auckland (where the A68 joins the north) and on towards Bamard Castle. Raby Castle is positioned on the right hand side.

From the South
When approaching from the South, leave the A1(M) at Junction 58, travel towards West Auckland, turning left on to the A688 towards Barnard Castle - Raby Castle is on the right hand side.

From the West
When approaching from the west use the A66 to Bowes, and then the A67 to Barnard Castle, where you will travel through the town, taking the A688 signposted Staindrop and Bishop Auckland. The Castle will be on your left hand side, approximately one mile east of Staindrop village.

Bus

Primrose 352 (Blackpool service)
Go Northern 8 (Bishop Auckland - Barnard Castle) to castle gates
Arriva 75 to Staindrop (1mile/1.5km)
Go Northern 12 to Keverstone Grange (1/2 mile/800 metres)

Admission

Opening times (May, June and September):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
11:00 - 17:3011:00 - 17:3011:00 - 17:30---11:00 - 17:30

Opening times (July - August):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
11:00 - 17:3011:00 - 17:3011:00 - 17:3011:00 - 17:3011:00 - 17:30-11:00 - 17:30

Prices (Castle, Park and Gardens):
AdultChildOAPFamily
£9.50£4.00£8.50£25.00

Prices (Park and Gardens):
AdultChildOAPFamily
£5.00£3.00£4.00£12.50

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Address: Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3AH, UK
Phone: +44 1833 660202
Email: admin@rabycastle.com

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