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Beautiful place,disappointing cafe.

A great place for an outing with the family. Beautiful grounds for walks, spotting deer and all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew M
via mobile
Ruby *C*

A great location fabulous gardens and settings, Castle a great place for history of by one ages and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Raby Castle Raby Park, Darlington DL2 3AH, England
+44 1833 660202
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just visited the tea room which was advertised to be open until 4pm. Had a walk round the castle grounds and went into the tea room at 3.10pm. Lovely decor and menu. Sat down and chose what we would have. My partner decided on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great place for an outing with the family. Beautiful grounds for walks, spotting deer and all against the backdrop of the magnificent castle. I would however not recommend the cafe. Staff was not very helpful, cakes were dry and I got charged the same...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great location fabulous gardens and settings, Castle a great place for history of by one ages and well presented. The only down side of the whole experience is one pays to enter the location and that covers the gardens and then if you want...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank denisnavy67
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience at a beautiful place. After we had visited I discovered later a family member had traced our roots and built our family tree, we are down the line related to the Nevilles. My father (deceased) was named Raby.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called on 17/1/19 can only comment on cafe and shop. Warm inviting cafe obviously been the old stables as all bays still there with all the names above for all a stone floor it was warm on a bitterly cold day. I had a bowl...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank boydy73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pope’s into cafe today first time. Friendly welcoming staff everyone looked busy. Bacon roll and latte ordered. Nice cups all good, warm inside on such a cold day. Worth a visit just for a coffee on the way home from the shops

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 987carolinet
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This experience was just absolutely magical. From being met by ‘Elvis’ the pony to meeting Santa himself every aspect was amazing. The castle was decorated beautifully and Santa himself was not only brilliant with the children but was very funny too. Every member of staff...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 70garsi
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

I live nearby (Barnard Castle) but I'm not overly familiar with Raby Castle which (I should say) I would have thought is in Durham and not Darlington. Invited my Mum, Niece, sister and her fiance to the Christmas Market this year. What a treat. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank A3874QXmarkh
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Just what you need after a winter walk. A hearty venison stew the meal was so tender & tasty. All the staff helpful & friendly. Love that the cafe is in the original stables.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Penaudery
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Visited Raby Castle and walked around the large Castle grounds. The Castle is a beautiful Castle, dogs are allowed the Castle grounds, but not in the main Castle area, which was no problem. Deer are walking around the grounds of the Castle, the Castle is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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david f
14 May 2018|
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Response from iamian16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, during the season. It has been open since Palm Sunday.
14 March 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 👍🏻
14 October 2016|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed inside any buildings or gardens, only on a lead in the surrounding grounds.