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Called on 17/1/19 can only comment on cafe and shop. Warm inviting cafe obviously been the old... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Friends with bacon

Pope’s into cafe today first time. Friendly welcoming staff everyone looked busy. Bacon roll and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Raby Castle Raby Park, Darlington DL2 3AH, England
+44 1833 660202
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Reviewed 3 days 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
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Reviewed 5 days 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
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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
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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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Reviewed 13 December 2018

I would like to point out that my review is specifically for the 'Behind the scenes' tour and not a 'freeflow' visit. In this capacity, the castle, gardens and parkland are sublime and definitely worth visiting. After visiting Raby Castle at the tail end of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MidwichCuckoo
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Free entry, Christmas trees on Sale, local produce Sale , Christmas ornaments, meet Reindeer delicious Tea Shop, Christmas Wonder land all in Wonderf settings. What more could you want. Love it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank elisa s
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A lovely castle and grounds in the pretty village of staindrop, the countryside is delightful and the local shops have a good range of food, the newsagents are a good source of information

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank srp944
Reviewed 9 December 2018

I have been buying our Christmas tree from Raby for many years. The pleasant relaxed family outing over a cup of tea and cake, with a chance to buy venison and a new decoration for the tree has vanished. Two or three years ago a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Vanessa K
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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.