There was some stress at the beginning but it all worked out and we arrived at Raby Castle shortly after it opened for the afternoon.
|there are also gardens to enjoy|
|with really cool 200-year old yew hedges|
The current Lord and his family still live in the Castle. (That is why it isn't open every day, all day, I expect.) Parts of the Castle date back to the 14th century when it was originally built. The interior was quite impressive, but not overwhelming.
|no photography is allowed inside but I took lots of pictures outside|
The outing was really quite perfect, topped off with a visit to the Castle's tearoom for a late lunch, plus dessert and hot drinks.
We took the bus back to Durham with no trouble. A really good afternoon out.