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It is a very nice castle to visit with good grounds, and a good herd of deer,good walk around... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2012
Co, Durham
Fab Country Views

Beautiful in every way. Catch a good look at the Deer, Stunning!!

Reviewed March 26, 2012
angela t
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Raby Castle Raby Park, Darlington DL2 3AH, England
+44 1833 660202
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

It is a very nice castle to visit with good grounds, and a good herd of deer,good walk around grounds well worth a visit, plus the owner of Raby castle also owns most of the farms along the waskerly way, all painted white.

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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Beautiful in every way. Catch a good look at the Deer, Stunning!!

Date of experience: June 2011
Thank angela t
Reviewed January 28, 2012

its a good day out at any time, nice grounds, interesting house and it has some really good open air theatre during the summer months, a picnic, a bottle of wine and a play or musical performance, a great night out.

1  Thank yvonne p
Reviewed November 29, 2011

I Really enjoyed going to Raby Castle and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good family day out!

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank nasjones
Reviewed November 11, 2011

The Castle is interesting but the garden is dull , dull , dull. Boring , tired borders that need a revamp and some cash spending on the whole place. The Tea room is overpriced and service haphazard.

Date of experience: November 2011
3  Thank Gardener009
Reviewed August 22, 2011

A good 3 to 4 hour visit. Beautiful informal gardens, surrounded by a deer park full of deer, delightful restaurant/tea room (good value) and excellent gift shop. The castle opens at 1 pm. It is a magnificent medieval castle which has continued to be lived...More

Date of experience: August 2011
6  Thank Bran007
Reviewed August 12, 2011

I really liked this castle its so difficult to find a castle as complete as this one is with original features. Because the castle is still a family home parts are not available to the public and the areas that are available have been altered...More

Date of experience: August 2011
2  Thank chantal095
Reviewed May 3, 2010

Only called in late in the day so just had time to tour the castle and the gardens but not the parkland. This is a super place and looks every bit the traditional image of a castle. The house was great to tour with lots...More

1  Thank travel_fan022
Reviewed August 10, 2009

Went to Raby castle with my parents and 2 year old daughter. Gorgeous grounds, deer park had so many deer it was wonderful. Playground and lovely cafe and gift shop. Fab place for a picnic, loads of grass to run round on for kids. Grounds...More

2  Thank kirkypoos
Reviewed June 26, 2008

Seen a lot of castles during my trips to England, but Raby castle is lovely and small and guiet and calm. Loved it. Not Buckingham Palace but a castle just the same.

2  Thank staceydenise
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Vulnavia L
April 16, 2019|
Response from MULCASTER2 | Reviewed this property |
Allow three hrs / it can be done quicker but savour it. Make sure to see the Deer
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 👍🏻