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Castle, £9

Wray Castle

Wray Castle

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Wray Castle came to us without its contents so you will not see a 'typical' National Trust house full of paintings, furniture and antiques with an accompanying owner-family history through the ages.

What you will see is a fascinating building with hints of its 'grand' past and plenty of signs of its varied history. Make sure you join one of our free tours to get its full life story.

If you've children to entertain you'll be pleased to know the rooms may be empty of grand possessions but full of kids having fun- it's perfect for a wet day in the Lakes! Younger visitors will love dressing up, castle building and playing in the Peter Rabbit Adventure. Outside we have an exciting adventure play area where you'll find den building, rope swings and scramble boards.

Our café offers light refreshments and our shop stocks all your castle essentials, like wooden swords and fancy dress!

Why not come here by boat, and make the journey part of your visit? Windermere Lakes Cruises offer a boat service to Wray Castle jetty.

Parking available, charges apply for non-National Trust members. Car park often fills up by 11am.

Please ask at reception for the accessible drop off point and accessible entrance. Disabled access to ground floor only, many steps to first floor rooms.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Happy to accept group bookings on minibuses - no coach access or parking. Please ask for accessible entrance and drop off point. Disabled access to ground floor only. Many steps to first floor.

Opening details

Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Check website for special opening and events.

Prices

Adult £9.00, Child £4.50, Family £22.50. All prices include a voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Visitors can, however, choose to pay the standard admission prices which are displayed at the properties.
National Trust members free.

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Contact

Visitor Services Team

015394 33250

Address

Low Wray,
Ambleside,
Cumbria,
LA22 0JA

Location

Directions

Plan route to Wray Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 373010  Lat: 54.43099 Long: -2.96216

Easy access by Windermere Lake Cruises boat from Ambleside and Brockhole- www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk.

From Ambleside (3.5 miles) B5286 and unnamed road (signed Wray). From Bowness vehicle ferry (6 miles) B5285 and unnamed road (right at Colthouse signed Wray).

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Happy to accept group bookings on minibuses - no coach access or parking. Please ask for accessible entrance and drop off point. Disabled access to ground floor only. Many steps to first floor.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 8
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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