Enjoy a lovely walk through the 200 acres of deer park and gardens surrounding this 14th century castle near Darlington and Staindrop. There are several well surfaced walking trails taking you through peaceful woodland, through the deer park and between Low Pond and High Pond. There are also the delightful 18th century ornamental Walled Gardens with Yew Hedges, trees, plants, fountains, statues and ornaments from the 18th and 19th century.
You can also enjoy a tour of the castle. With 600 years of history and fine collections of art and furniture it is a fascinating tour.
The castle is great for families too with a Woodland Adventure Playground for the children. There is also an excellent tea room.
PostcodeDL2 3AH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Raby Castle Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Raby Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The village of Staindrop is located just south of the castle. Here you could enjoy some post walk refreshment at the Wheatsheaf. The Tudor-style former coaching inn has some interesting 1930s stained glass windows. They have a good selection of ales and a nice beer garden for sunny days. The pub is in a nice spot overlooking the village green at postcode DL2 3LD.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks page.