In a romantic setting near the River Greta, Rokeby Park is Palladian-style country house designed by the talented amateur architect Sir Thomas Robinson, containing period furniture, paintings and an unusual print room.

Rokeby Park, designed by Sir Thomas Robinson and constructed between 1725 and 1730, is an important early example of the Palladian style. In 1769, the house was acquired by JS Morritt, in whose family it has remained ever since.

Morritt's son, JBS Morritt, bought Velázquez's Toilet of Venus (the 'Rokeby Venus') in 1809. Just under a century later it was acquired by the National Gallery with Art Fund help, but a copy hangs in the Rokeby Saloon.

Filled with period furniture and paintings, the house also contains a unique collection of needlework pictures by Anne Morritt and an unusual print room in which mid-18th-century prints have been pasted to papered canvas, mounted on battens, and surrounded by varied border designs.

Sir Walter Scott regularly visited the house, and used it as the setting for his poem 'Rokeby' in 1812.

Rokeby Park

Greta Bridge, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9RZ

01833 631342


Opening times

Rokeby Park will be open in 2022 on Monday 2nd May, Thursday and Friday 2nd and 3rd June, and each Monday and Tuesday from 6th June to 30th August.
Opening times from 2.00 – 5.00pm with last admission at 4.30pm.
There is no need to pre-book.

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25% off entry
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