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Raby Castle, Staindrop

Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, Durham DL2 3AH View on map

Medieval castle, built in the 14th century. Once the seat of the Nevills, it has been home to Lord Barnard's family since 1626. Contains collections of art, fine furniture and highly decorated interiors. Also has a deer park, gardens, carriage collection, tearooms and woodland adventure playground.


Opening Arrangements

Easter weekend 26th-28th March, Saturday - Monday; from 1st May, June and September: Sunday - Wednesday; July and August: daily except Saturday. Castle open 1pm - 4.30pm. Garden and Park 11am - 5pm. Open for groups (Adult & School) on any weekday morning between Easter and the end of September & Sundays mornings- by appointment.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £10.00 (castle, park & gardens), £6.00 (park & gardens)
  • Child: £4.50 age 5-15 (castle, park & gardens), £2.50 (park & garden)
  • Other Charges: £9.00 (castle, park & gardens), £5.00 park & garden). Family ticket and group rate available. Wheelchair users charged Park & Gardens rate only.


From north A1 (M) junction 60, from south A1 (M) junction 58, from west A66 to Bowes, then A67 to Barnard Castle. Rail: Darlington (14 miles). Bus: Arriva No X75 (Darlington to Barnard Castle), Arriva No 6 (Durham to Cockfield). Buses stop in Staindrop village approximately 1 mile from castle. Bus: Scarlet Band No 85 (Bishop Auckland to Barnard Castle) stops outside the Castle.

Parking Spaces


Free main visitor parking area 200m from castle gate but 5 spaces for disabled near to the castle.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: No