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Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

Medieval castle filled with historic treasures in a dramatic fellside location.

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

Muncaster Castle in Cumbria
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Medieval castles built on rocky hillsides were designed to keep people out but nevertheless Muncaster does its best to welcome everybody within the constraints of its topography and visitors with accessibility issues can still enjoy a great visit to Muncaster. Please call or email info@muncaster.co.uk if you wish to discuss access prior to your visit.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

In an idyllic setting amongst the Western Lake District fells, Muncaster offers an unforgettable experience for groups, for individuals and families; for days out or memorable special occasions.

With its historic haunted castle, Himalayan gardens and bluebell woods commanding Eskdale and the estuary from its lofty fellside position, Muncaster offers the complete day out.

We have a Hawk & Owl Centre with exhilarating flying displays, Enchanted Trail, Meadowvole Maze, playgrounds and miles of woodland trails to explore, gift-shops and cafes.

You’ll also find self-catering and B&B onsite, a wedding venue to die for, the corporate event to impress and the most atmospheric of film locations. We also offer gift experiences and a program of special events throughout the year. Come and visit us soon.

Opening Times

2022

Gardens, tearoom and outdoor attractions: Open daily, mid-February to 23 December; 11am to 4pm (February, March, November, December), 10.30am to 5pm (April to October).

Castle: April to October; Sundays to Fridays (closed Saturdays); 11am to 5pm.

Please note: information on the Historic Houses website is advisory; always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Full season (March – October)

Castle – Adult £19.00, Child £9.50 (All attractions included in Castle ticket option).

Gardens & Hawk & Owl Centre – Adult £14.00 Child £7.00. (Child = 5-15yrs; under 5s are free).

Please note: For Halloween Week (23-31 October 21) +£1 adult & 50p child on all tickets.

Historic Houses members visit free of charge.

Winter season (until March)

Adult £14.00 Child £7.00, Under 5s Free (Castle ticket, when open)
Adult £10.00 Child £5.00 (Gardens & Hawk & Owl Centre only when open) See muncaster.co.uk for winter opening details.

Group Visits

Muncaster makes a wonderful full day out for any group with Gardens, Castle, Hawk & Owl Centre between them offering something for everyone.

We recommend a minimum of 2½ hours at Muncaster but many groups find that they can spend up to five or more hours here quite happily.

Group bookings and specialist tours can be made for any time of year even if otherwise closed. Please email info@muncaster.co.uk for full details.

Educational Visits

Muncaster offers visits to primary and secondary schools.

Muncaster offers extensive and exciting learning opportunities. With an historic castle situated in many acres of woodland, Himalayan gardens and the Hawk & Owl Centre, the opportunities to explore a variety of subjects, for children and young adults, in a stimulating environment are endless with many cross-curricular links. Please email education@muncaster.co.uk for further details.

Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Medieval castles built on rocky hillsides were designed to keep people out but nevertheless Muncaster does its best to welcome everybody within the constraints of its topography and visitors with accessibility issues can still enjoy a great visit to Muncaster. Please call or email info@muncaster.co.uk if you wish to discuss access prior to your visit.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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