- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Free parking
Completed in 1735 by its owner, Sir Thomas Robinson, a leading amateur architect of his day, Rokeby Park represents the heyday of the Palladian-style country house.
A unique collection of 18th century needlework pictures by Anne Morritt (1726 – 1797) are on display as well as a very rare surviving print room. Velásquez’s ‘Toilet of Venus’ hung at Rokeby for almost a century until it was bought by public subscription in 1905 and now hangs in the National Gallery. A copy of the ‘Rokeby Venus’, painted by W.A. Menzies, can be seen in The Saloon at Rokeby.
There are strong connections with Sir Walter Scott, whose epic ballad Rokeby is set in the “beautiful demesne” of Rokeby Park, which visitors to the house can discover for themselves. A recently restored painting, now on display in the dining room, is the only known contemporary painting of the Coronation of Louis XIV.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Open on Early May Bank Holiday (Monday May 2nd); Spring Bank Holiday (Thursday June 2nd); Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (Friday June 3rd), and then every Monday and Tuesday from Monday June 6th to Tuesday August 30th.
Open 2.00pm-5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm).
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Over 65 £8.00
Under 16s Free
Art Fund Members 25% discount
Group visits of up to 60 are available by appointment on any weekday afternoon during the open months.
Pre-booked guided tours, usually in groups of 15, take around 1.5 hours.
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Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 9RZ
Rokeby Park is located 3 miles south east of Barnard Castle on the north side of A66 between Al(M) and Bowes in Teesdale, County Durham.
Buses stop at end of the driveway, the nearest bus terminal is Barnard Castle, the nearest train station is Darlington.
Numerous cycle routes nearby.
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