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“Beautiful castle and grounds”
Review of Raby Castle

Raby Castle
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Me and my other half stumbled across this beautiful castle by accident and decided to give it a go.

It turned out to be a fantastic day in the sun. The castle grounds are very well kept with plenty to see and places to sit and take in your surroundings. As for the castle it's been beautifully kept and decorated. Much of the castle is off limits for the family who still live there but there is a lot to see inside with some stunning decor.

My only criticism is when speaking to a member if the staff, he informed us of various facts and figures relating to the castle and past inhabitants, some of which turned out to be inaccurate once we read the information sources around the castle .

There is also a gift shop available which has a good selection of items. Not just your usual gift shop 'stuff'.

Overall worth the money and a lovely place.

As a side note, this is a fantastic area for any budding photographers although they don't allow photography inside the castle.

Thank Pete W
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Its somewhere to pop in en route to somewhere else, its nice enough but they don't have much commercial idea of how to market such a great asset

Thank howie999
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

went to see father christmas - need to book well in advance as very popular. Lovely christmas trees, pick and they will put in net tocarry home. Visit the gift shop and cafe

Thank sheenmj
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Although pre booking was essential (and very much in demand ), the Santa experience for children is magical. An old fashioned beautiful grotto with a peaceful non commercialised atmosphere. Minimal queueing for young children, a Santa who had time to talk to children and the beautiful backdrop of mediaeval Raby Castle.
Afterwards, enjoy refreshments in the castle stables and browse around the tasteful Christmas gift shop,

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Thank janet s
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

We have just visited with our two girls' - 8 and 6 - and found the Christmas experience to be good value - wello decorated barn with elves - and the presents age appropriate ( musical, counting skipping ropes and a 10 game compendium). Santa Claus was one of the most authentic we have visited over the last few years and he made a big effort to ask our children questions about Christmas so I would def recommend this.

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