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Muncaster & Ravenglass

One of the most popular group visits, Muncaster Castle near Ravenglass, satisfies on all levels. History, the natural world and gardens and even a ghost (or two) blend together, providing a lovely day out in beautiful surroundings


10.00am (2 hours duration) – visit Muncaster Castle. With 800 years of history, beautiful gardens, an owl sanctuary, maze, and even a resident ghost. Add to this its enviable setting high on the hills and you have the makings of a perfect visit.
Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle

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.


12pm (1 hour duration) – Lunch in Muncaster’s Creeping Kate's Café, serving a full selection of food from light snacks to main meals plus delicious homemade cakes.

(10 minutes duration) - Re-join coach to travel along A595 to Ravenglass.


1.50pm (journey 25 minutes duration) – Hop aboard the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, affectionately known as La’l Ratty. Seven miles of heritage railway running through beautiful landscape, to Dalegarth, with views of the wild fells beyond, providing a rail experience to savour.

Coffee/tea in Fellbites café at Dalegarth-for-Boot terminus.

4.40pm – Return train to Ravenglass.

5.05pm Depart for home or hotel.

Please note that it advisable that all group visits should pre-book with individual attractions.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the details contained on this website are correct, GoLakes Travel cannot be held responsible for any error, omission or misrepresentation.
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Welcome to Lakeland's oldest, longest and most scenic railway!
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Fellbites Cafe at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Cafes and gift shops at both ends of the line, exclusive 'Walks from Ratty' with Wainwright, cycle trails and cycle hire. Children's adventure play area at Dalegarth and free Wi-Fi on site.

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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.

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Muncaster Castle

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ


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

Public Transport : 1 mile from Ravenglass station

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.

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