Home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, Raby is one of the finest medieval Castles in England.
Built by the mighty Nevill family in the 14th Century, Raby remained in the Nevill family until 1569 when after the failure of the Rising of the North, the Castle and its lands were forfeited to the Crown. In 1626, Sir Henry Vane the Elder purchased Raby and the Castle has remained in the Vane family ever since.
Highlights include an impressive gateway, a vast hall, a medieval kitchen and a Victorian octagonal drawing room.
The rooms display fine furniture, artworks and elaborate architecture. Enjoy the deer park, walled gardens and carriage collection. Sample the menu in the stable tearooms. Events take place throughout the summer. There is car parking available.
- Raby Castle, Staindrop, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, DL2 3AH
- 01833 660 202
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