Latest
issue
GET ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital edition of Attractions Management and the FREE weekly Attractions Management ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Get Attractions Management digital magazine FREE
Sign up here ▸
Jobs   News   Features   Products   Company profilesProfiles   Magazine   Handbook   Advertise    Subscribe  
NEWS
Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
POSTED 08 Feb 2024 . BY Rebecca Skeel
Raby is one of the best preserved Medieval castles in England Credit: Plotters Forest Drone/Raby Estate
Renovations at historic Raby Castle, in County Durham are due to be completed in Q2 2024
The Rising is a two-year major investment project, financed privately by Raby Castle’s owners Lord and Lady Barnard
Unused buildings across 10 hectares (25 acres) of the estate have been converted into dining, hospitality and retail spaces
The Barnards have ambitions for Raby to become one of the foremost visitor attractions in the north of England
Raby Castle, known as one of the finest medieval fortifications in England, is nearing the end of an ambitious two-year renovation project.

The Castle, near Staindrop in County Durham, was built in the 14th century and has been home to the Vane family for generations. Lord and Lady Barnard who now own the estate have privately financed the renovation project, with ambitions to become one of the foremost visitor attractions in the north of England.

The development project has been named “The Rising” – a nod to Raby’s rich history as the home to The Rising of the North, an unsuccessful attempt in 1569 to overthrow Elizabeth I and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots.

Set to open in spring this year, the ambitious project will include a reimagining of the historic Walled Gardens, and the complete restoration of historic buildings, some of which have never been open to the public.

The Vinery, a new restaurant with space for 200 diners, will open in a modern recreation of the castle's Victorian glasshouse, with panoramic views of the castle and a seasonal and locally-sourced menu.

Around 500 sq m of flexible events spaces has been created in the castle’s 18th-century riding school, blending period features with a modern colour palette.

Garden designer Luciano Giubbilei has worked with Lady Barnard to reimagine Raby’s walled garden. Set over five acres, highlights include the estate’s famous yew hedges.

“It is an ambitious project and we're hugely excited to be launching to visitors who already know and love Raby, as well as new guests,” says Lady Barnard. “We genuinely feel Raby now has something for everyone.”

Motivated in part by the changing demands of visitors, The Rising is also focused on ensuring sustainability and longevity, so that Raby Castle survives for future generations.

Raby Estate has been operating for centuries and comprises three main landholdings around Raby Castle and Upper Teesdale in County Durham and the Shropshire Estate near Shrewsbury.
MORE NEWS
Excurio and The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle create evolutionary VR experience
Virtual reality creators Excurio has teamed up with experts from The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle to create Life Chronicles London, a free-roaming VR experience.
The Park Playground opens first immersive VR franchise in Porto
The Park Playground, has opened its first Immersive VR franchise in Porto, Portugal.
Bridgerton Season three – most Instagrammed locations
Following the release of season three Of Bridgerton, a study reveals its ten most Instagrammable filming locations.
Getty Museum refuses to surrender prized Greek bronze to Italy
The European Court of Human Rights has recognised Italy’s claim to a prized Greek antiquity.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
General Manager - Snowdon Mountain Railway
Heritage Great Britain
Salary: c£70,000 + benefits + relocation support
Job location: Snowdonia, North Wales , United Kingdom
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILES
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
TechnoAlpin

TechnoAlpin is the world leader for snowmaking systems. With the Indoor snow division, TechnoAlpin c [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

03-05 Sep 2024

ASEAN Patio Pool Spa Expo

IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
03-08 Sep 2024

Spa Peeps International Corporate Cruise

Cruise London, Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, United States
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2024 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2024 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2023 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2023 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

06 Apr 2020 issue 153


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2024
Get Attractions Management digital magazine FREE
Sign up here ▸
Jobs    News   Products   Magazine   Subscribe
NEWS
Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
POSTED 08 Feb 2024 . BY Rebecca Skeel
Raby is one of the best preserved Medieval castles in England Credit: Plotters Forest Drone/Raby Estate
Renovations at historic Raby Castle, in County Durham are due to be completed in Q2 2024
The Rising is a two-year major investment project, financed privately by Raby Castle’s owners Lord and Lady Barnard
Unused buildings across 10 hectares (25 acres) of the estate have been converted into dining, hospitality and retail spaces
The Barnards have ambitions for Raby to become one of the foremost visitor attractions in the north of England
Raby Castle, known as one of the finest medieval fortifications in England, is nearing the end of an ambitious two-year renovation project.

The Castle, near Staindrop in County Durham, was built in the 14th century and has been home to the Vane family for generations. Lord and Lady Barnard who now own the estate have privately financed the renovation project, with ambitions to become one of the foremost visitor attractions in the north of England.

The development project has been named “The Rising” – a nod to Raby’s rich history as the home to The Rising of the North, an unsuccessful attempt in 1569 to overthrow Elizabeth I and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots.

Set to open in spring this year, the ambitious project will include a reimagining of the historic Walled Gardens, and the complete restoration of historic buildings, some of which have never been open to the public.

The Vinery, a new restaurant with space for 200 diners, will open in a modern recreation of the castle's Victorian glasshouse, with panoramic views of the castle and a seasonal and locally-sourced menu.

Around 500 sq m of flexible events spaces has been created in the castle’s 18th-century riding school, blending period features with a modern colour palette.

Garden designer Luciano Giubbilei has worked with Lady Barnard to reimagine Raby’s walled garden. Set over five acres, highlights include the estate’s famous yew hedges.

“It is an ambitious project and we're hugely excited to be launching to visitors who already know and love Raby, as well as new guests,” says Lady Barnard. “We genuinely feel Raby now has something for everyone.”

Motivated in part by the changing demands of visitors, The Rising is also focused on ensuring sustainability and longevity, so that Raby Castle survives for future generations.

Raby Estate has been operating for centuries and comprises three main landholdings around Raby Castle and Upper Teesdale in County Durham and the Shropshire Estate near Shrewsbury.
MORE NEWS
Excurio and The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle create evolutionary VR experience
Virtual reality creators Excurio has teamed up with experts from The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle to create Life Chronicles London, a free-roaming VR experience.
The Park Playground opens first immersive VR franchise in Porto
The Park Playground, has opened its first Immersive VR franchise in Porto, Portugal.
Bridgerton Season three – most Instagrammed locations
Following the release of season three Of Bridgerton, a study reveals its ten most Instagrammable filming locations.
Getty Museum refuses to surrender prized Greek bronze to Italy
The European Court of Human Rights has recognised Italy’s claim to a prized Greek antiquity.
Merlin unveils record-breaking Hyperia coaster at Thorpe Park
Merlin Entertainments has launched its new Hyperia rollercoaster at Thorpe Park to celebrate its 45th year.
Second Chaos Karts launches in Dubai
Live action video game experience Chaos Karts has launched in a 15,000sq ft arena in Al Quoz, Dubai.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
iPlayCO

iPlayCo was established in 1999. [more...]
DJW

David & Lynn Willrich started the Company over thirty years ago, from the Audio Visual Department [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
TechnoAlpin

TechnoAlpin is the world leader for snowmaking systems. With the Indoor snow division, TechnoAlpin c [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

03-05 Sep 2024

ASEAN Patio Pool Spa Expo

IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
03-08 Sep 2024

Spa Peeps International Corporate Cruise

Cruise London, Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, United States
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2024

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS