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Deer Park at Dusk at Raby Castle

Raby Castle’s visitors have been enjoying extended opening hours with some dreamy autumnal evenings. Raby has added an extra date on bonfire weekend for those who would like an alternative, escaping from the busy crowds and embracing the tranquil spaces at Raby Castle. Although there might be fireworks and bonfires in the villages surrounding the deer park, this offers a peaceful event at a distance from the loud noises. The evening will include a pop-up kitchen, late-night shopping perfect for those seeking Christmas gifts, and twilight tours all amongst the magnificent castle lit up for all to see.

What to Expect

Pop Up Kitchen: Enjoy delicious locally sourced food made by our estate chef. Serving the mouth-watering Raby Longhorn Burgers, Wild Boar Sausage and Vegan Plant Burger all crafted to perfection!

Late Night Shopping: Start your Christmas shopping early with the most perfect array of bespoke gifts with an exclusive 10% off during the evenings. From seasonal candles to rustic tableware, we’ve got everything you need to infuse your home with the spirit of the winter season. Imagine sipping a mug of hot chocolate while surrounded by warm, earthy tones and inviting textures. With our new winter homeware, you can bring this dream to life.

Twilight Terrace Tours: Take a twilight tour around the castle terrace with one of our senior guides and discover the incredible towers and architecture that have changed through time. The nine towers of Raby Castle give the magnificent building its unique shape and character. This outdoor tour of the Castle terrace strips back the later architectural additions to focus on the building during the medieval period. We’ll be looking at the surviving medieval features and what they can tell us about how the people who lived and worked here over 500 years ago. This is included in your ticket, the twilight tour is at at 5pm.

Castle Terrace and Illumination: See the historic Raby Castle illuminated against the crisp autumn night sky and walk around the castle terrace. Watch as its turrets and walls come alive with a warm, inviting radiance, creating a captivating backdrop for your evening.

Autumnal Walk: Discover the tranquil Deer Park, where the trees rustle with the secrets of centuries gone by. The crisp air, the crunch of leaves beneath your feet, and the gentle hush of the wind create the perfect atmosphere for an autumnal walk. Remember to wrap up warm and bring a torch to illuminate your path as you explore the mysteries of the night.

Starry Skies: Gaze up at the night sky and witness the brilliance of stars as they twinkle above the iconic Castle.

Safety: Don’t forget to bring a torch or headlamp with you to help you light the way. Please stay close to the castle once darkness falls as the Deer Park includes steep slopes and large bodies of water.

Deer Park at Dusk | Saturday 4th November | 4pm – 6pm | Raby Castle – Visit the website for info


Sat 04 Nov


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



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Raby Castle
Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH
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