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Raby Castle, Darlington

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  • Lovely place to visit but it is very hard work pushing wheelchair as most paths are gravel. The castle is worth looking at and tours very good and has a part for those who cannot walk around and see t...  more »
  • A brilliant castle with absolutely charming staff We took the guided tour which completely brought the castle to life Our guide Libby was really good Spent a couple of hours in the lovely gardens and ...  more »
  • Raby Castle's own description has it as 'One of the best-preserved castle's in North East England' and I couldn't agree more. The castle is in a fantastic setting and has an almost romantic appearance...  more »
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  • Not normally one for historical interiors but this was fascinating
  • Bought tickets for my son to see Santa in Raby Castle but it turned out to be Santa AT Raby Castle not in (I.e. in the stables). You could say this was our mistake but it wasn't made clear anywhere and I others there were as surprised as we were (we had lots of time in the queue to chat about it). We turned up a few minutes before our specified time and we're asked to come back after our booked time, which we did but then we ended up at the back of a queue which while it wasn't very long, took a long time to get through. It seemed like they hadn't set out the booking slots correctly and ended up with very busy periods followed by very quiet periods.
  • A beautiful castle with extensive grounds. Take the free 1 hour guided tour of the castle to make the most of it. Lovely parkland to walk around with very large herd of deer to observe. Entry fee very reasonably priced at £10 per adult. Make sure you check out the carriage collection just along from the tea rooms.
  • Raby castle classic car shows are an excellent day out we had a brilliant day. The only fault I found was they charge far too much for the food. I feel sorry for people who don't have a lot of money as it is really expensive especially if there are a few of you visiting. Next time we will take our own food with us
  • A lot to do here, and very well thought out. Outside, the gardens are lovely, and not too be missed. The tea room is also well with a visit, with a good collection of toasted sandwiches. The interior of the castle is incredible - wish they allowed photography... Kids activities are laid on throughout the year: we had an Easter egg hunt, face painting and garden games. Lastly, the grounds are very picturesque and there are deer. Go, but wrap up warm, even in Spring.