Home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, Raby is one of the finest medieval Castles in England.
Built by the mighty Nevill family in the 14th Century, Raby remained in the Nevill family until 1569 when after the failure of the Rising of the North, the Castle and its lands were forfeited to the Crown. In 1626, Sir Henry Vane the Elder purchased Raby and the Castle has remained in the Vane family ever since. The 200 acre (80ha) deer park surrounding Raby Castle has Red deer, the largest British wild land mammal, and the smaller Fallow deer – both herds containing the descendants of deer preserved in this area since Norman times. You can also browse the shops and relax in the tearooms, with a Woodland Adventure ground for the younger ones. High Force Waterfall is situated 20 miles away from Raby Castle.
Guided Tours around the castle on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday, April June and September. Park and gardens are open May until September.
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