Raby Castle


Raby Castle, Staindrop DL2 3AH

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Phone: 01833 660202

Email: [email protected]

Website: Raby Castle

Raby is without doubt one of the most impressive intact castles in the North of England. Built in the 14th century by the powerful Neville family, it has a long history. Home to Cecily Neville, mother of two kings of England, it was also the scene of the plotting of the Rising of the North and a Parliamentary stronghold during the Civil War.

The approach to the castle is particularly beautiful as its towers appear and disappear amongst the trees of the surrounding parkland with its ornamental lakes and herds of deer. The exterior with medieval towers, terrace and embattled walls dates back to the 11th Century.

The interior rooms showcase a range of art, textiles and furniture from 17th-20th centuries including family portraits, porcelain and sculpture. The Victorian copper cooking utensils in the kitchens are a must to see along with the spectacular Octagon Drawing Room.

As well as exploring the Castle and grounds, children (and those not so young!) will enjoy The Plotters’ Forest – an immersive outdoor playground surrounded by nature.

Why not stop by the Yurt Café serving seasonal treats, light lunch and drinks. Or explore The Stables Shop, charming haven for those seeking stylish homeware, contemporary gifts and so much more.