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Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle

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Dominating the Lake District Coast where the mountains tumble into the sea and bursting with treasures and tales, haunted Muncaster oozes history from every rough stone which fashion the castle walls. John Ruskin described the stunning views of England’s highest mountains as “Heaven’s Gate”. Still cherished by the family who have inhabited Muncaster for over 800 years, the surrounding woodland gardens teem with wildlife & nurture exotic plants from around the world. The fabulous Hawk & Owl Centre flies falcons, owls, hawks, eagles, herons & vultures daily to enchant visitors with the majesty of these fascinating birds of prey.

Gift shop, café, church, playgrounds, special events & onsite B&B. A romantic venue for weddings and celebrations.

Opening details

Late March to 31 October:
Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre & Café daily 10.30am to 5pm.
Castle Sun-Fri (closed most Saturdays) 12noon to 4pm.
See website for full details of events & activities plus winter weekend opening times.

Prices

Main Season (April – Oct)
Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre Adult £12 Child £6.
Castle Upgrade Adult +£3, Child +£1.50. (Child 5-15 inc; under 5’s free).
See website for Low Season prices & more details.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

We recommend visitors with disabilities contact us before their arrival for advice. Dogs are welcome on site but can't enter the castle or Owl Centre.

Address

Ravenglass,
Cumbria,
CA18 1RQ

Directions

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Map reference: SD 103963  Lat: 54.35432 Long: -3.38167

Located 1 mile south of Ravenglass on the A595. Follow signs for the Western Lake District from junction 36 of the M6 motorway. SatNav CA18 1RD.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Ravenglass station

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