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Good cafe in the Stables

The castle wasn't open when we visited but we had a really good lunch in the cafe and really liked... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Rising of the North

Hadn’t heard of Raby Castle until we were in the area but we really enjoyed our visit. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Raby Castle Raby Park, Darlington DL2 3AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle wasn't open when we visited but we had a really good lunch in the cafe and really liked the grounds and facilities. Will certainly visit the castle on another trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 958pw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hadn’t heard of Raby Castle until we were in the area but we really enjoyed our visit. Definitely recommend the guided tours; our guide (Nick?) really brought the place to life. You’re free to go round as much as you want before and after too....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 527robinh
Reviewed 1 week ago

walked around castle grounds and went into castle beautiful setting and castle . gardens worth a visit too. Tea room wonderful coffee and scones and reasonable prices. going to return in summer to see gardens in bloom. Staff very friendly and very interesting facts .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tony S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to visit. The grounds, gardens and Castle are great. The guides in the Castle are very friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe is a must! Love snacks and cakes (gluten free and vegan/vegetarian available) plus the tea for one is huge! Nice little gift...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aylingmj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is the tour of the castle amazing and so informative but the grounds are wonderful and you can stay all day. From woodland dog walks, children’s play area, farm shop and beautiful cafe this is a Castle with so much to offer. A...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 230tanyah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again I took some visitors to the fantastic Raby Castle, well worth a look round and everything looked so neat and well-kept. Once again, our visit to the castle itself was spoiled by the intrusive, but well-meaning guides. It should be easy to read...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank wendyshort5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying locally and saw the dog walk advertised on the website. We had a fabulous 90 minute walk with our Saluki alongside every other dog breed you could image! The estate was gorgeous and walking through the deer herd was an amazing experience....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 325alisons
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Just visited the tea room which was advertised to be open until 4pm. Had a walk round the castle grounds and went into the tea room at 3.10pm. Lovely decor and menu. Sat down and chose what we would have. My partner decided on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
5  Thank tuftymc2015
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

A great place for an outing with the family. Beautiful grounds for walks, spotting deer and all against the backdrop of the magnificent castle. I would however not recommend the cafe. Staff was not very helpful, cakes were dry and I got charged the same...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed February 12, 2019

A great location fabulous gardens and settings, Castle a great place for history of by one ages and well presented. The only down side of the whole experience is one pays to enter the location and that covers the gardens and then if you want...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank denisnavy67
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david f
May 14, 2018|
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Response from iamian16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, during the season. It has been open since Palm Sunday.
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Motherland | Reviewed this property |
Opens for season 24/03, 11am to 4.30pm Wednesday to Sunday, Tuesday to Sunday in July and August Closes 30 September Please leave helpful vote if ok 👍🏻
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed inside any buildings or gardens, only on a lead in the surrounding grounds.