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Fireside tales with Santa

This experience was just absolutely magical. From being met by ‘Elvis’ the pony to meeting Santa... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
Christmas market

I live nearby (Barnard Castle) but I'm not overly familiar with Raby Castle which (I should say) I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Raby Castle Raby Park, Darlington DL2 3AH, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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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
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my young family. Have visited Raby for many years. This is the second year I have visted the fireside stories with Santa. I dont feel it was as good as last year. The meeting point was a bit chaotic and overwhelming for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Suzzii00
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Visited the Christmas Fair today, something we have done for quite a few years, and was very disappointed. Why, did they need to have 2 rent a reindeer in a tiny pen when there are beautiful deer roaming the grounds, was dreadful to see them...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Jacqui277
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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.