We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Raby Christmas market

Christmas market,left with loads of lovely goodies.Lovely Christmas decorations,jams,mulled wine... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alie C
Plenty of fascinating things to do and see

Even in November the grounds and castle are well worth a visit. Even the gardens were fairly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norman W
Darlington, County Durham
Read all 643 reviews
All photos (438)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“deer park”(65 reviews)
“guided tour”(34 reviews)
“tea room”(42 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Raby Castle Raby Park, Darlington DL2 3AH, England
+44 1833 660202
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 August 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

6  Thank Bran007
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

If your tearoom had a seperate page I would leave this review there as Raby Castle and the gardens are grounds are fantastic.  Immaculately kept and well worth the entry fee. Literally cannot say enough good things about the Castle and the grounds. Fantastic day...More

9  Thank EssTee85
Reviews (643)
Filter reviews
636 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews deer park guided tour tea room coach house gift shop walled garden gardens are lovely family home entrance hall stately home stable block old stables drawing room the kitchen large herd octagon room guide book
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 636 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Christmas market,left with loads of lovely goodies.Lovely Christmas decorations,jams,mulled wine and beers

Thank Alie C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even in November the grounds and castle are well worth a visit. Even the gardens were fairly colourful and, with a careful eye, allow you to learn a lot about how a walled garden really works and what it supplied in the distant past. The...More

Thank Norman W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to visit, Lots of walks, a Stables tea-room and Wonderful staff .The gardens are a nice place to wander And the Castle and its grounds with the deer wandering in the nearby grounds are a delight.Lots to see so make...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely day out after a perfect weekend in the area. The gardens were simply beautiful and perfectly kept. The tour around the the castle was amazing and although a lot of restoration work has been done it is still a work in...More

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in when passing but unfortunately it was too late to gain admission to the castle. Although in theory the shop was still open we were told we couldn't go in as it was closed as was the cafe, Not very friendly service. The...More

1  Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raby Castle was a nice visit. The Castle is one of the few that you can see the finished restored inside instead of just ruins. The gardens are well kept.

Thank joycep883
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens & parkland. Kids did the Halloween trail which was really well thought through. Ate in the cafe which was excellent. Service in the ticket booth, cafe & shop all excellent. Lovely place for a family day out with the dog, will definitely come...More

Thank YorkPinky125
Nicky W, Manager at Raby Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit today and look forward to welcoming you back soon, perhaps for our Christmas shopping evening next week? Or maybe in December for a craft workshop, Fireside Stories with Father Christmas, the festive trail and crafts in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic day at Raby Castle - we’d recommend! Stunning grounds and a lovely cafe - great service and very helpful staff. We enjoyed the Halloween trail around the beautiful gardens which was ideal for younger children (all under 5yrs). We would also recommend finding...More

Thank Freedom14166562173
Nicky W, Manager at Raby Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your day at Raby Castle and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place cost,s to much for entry the cafe is over priced and the service is slow the gift shop is also over priced we will not be coming backMore

2  Thank Curious35890545524
Nicky W, Manager at Raby Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. It is very disappointing to us that you felt this way as we want all of our visitors to experience nothing less than five star service and value for money. We will certainly be looking into this as we constantly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 8 grandchildren here today for the Halloween trail , ranging in ages from 4-14. The gardens and the deer park are beautiful but the Halloween trail was shocking ! You can’t just hang up a few plastic spiders and string a few cobwebs...More

1  Thank caroldiannj
Nicky W, Manager at Raby Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your recent trip to Raby Castle. We have worked closely with the local Forest School to put the trail together and the majority of feedback we have had, has been very positive about the wood etchings,...More

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 nearby hotels
Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf
900 reviews
5.69 km away
The Manor House Hotel
1,229 reviews
6.38 km away
East Greystone Farm Cottages
15 reviews
6.52 km away
Jersey Farm
265 reviews
7.96 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 305 nearby restaurants
Country Tea Shop & Restaurant
82 reviews
1.38 km away
The Sun Inn
62 reviews
2.37 km away
The Black Horse
66 reviews
4.15 km away
The Bridgewater Arms
258 reviews
5.50 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 61 nearby attractions
St Mary's Church
10 reviews
1.39 km away
Broom Mill Farm
45 reviews
9.00 km away
The Garage Spa
187 reviews
9.90 km away
Piercebridge Roman Fort & Bridge
38 reviews
9.91 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
david f
14 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from iamian16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, during the season. It has been open since Palm Sunday.
15 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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 👍🏻
14 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed inside any buildings or gardens, only on a lead in the surrounding grounds.