Rokeby Park

An original and effective variant of the Palladian formula, Rokeby Park was built by Sir Thomas Robinson ca. 1730.

It was acquired by J.S. Morritt in 1769, in whose family it has remained ever since.

Paintings and period furniture are on display, together with a unique collection of needlework pictures by Anne Morritt (d. 1797) and an unusual 'Print Room'.

The house, known as the setting for Sir Walter Scott's ballad 'Rokeby', is open to the public and group visits are welcomed.

2021 Open Times

Each Mon & Tues from 31st May-31st Aug. 2.00pm-5.00pm. Last admissions 4.30pm.

Admission charges

Adults £8.00; over 60s / Seniors £7.00; Students £5.00; HHA members Free; Children under 16 free

Group visits

Maximum 60, by appointment on any day during the open months. Guides available by arrangement.

How to find us

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.



Wheelchair access to ground floor only. Toilets are not accessible for wheelchairs.


Dogs are not allowed in the grounds.


Photography is not allowed in the house.


Tel: 01833 695692 or you can email us your enquiry at