Muncaster Castle

Historic Haunted Castle, 70 acres of stunning Gardens set against the back drop of the Lake District fells, and home to the World Owl Centre with over 200 of these amazing birds.  Award winning Muncaster has something for everyone, throughout the year..

The Castle

The historic haunted castle, still a lived in family home is the jewel in the crown of this majestic setting on the Western Lake District. Host to private weddings, functions and parties, this idyllic setting is simply awe inspiring.

See the Castle in all its glory and hear from the Pennington family who have resided in the Castle since 1208, about Muncaster's colourful history and residents.

Learn about Tom Fool aka Tom Skelton, court jester at Muncaster in the 16th Century with his links to Shakespeare and the ghost stories about him causing trouble today!

Gardens

Experience sheer natural wonder at the ‘Gateway to Paradise’ (Ruskin) with views over to Ravenglass (the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park) and over the Esk Valley toward Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.

The Gardens, dating back to the 18th Century, are now home to one of Europe’s largest collections of Rhododendrons. Alongside all the beauty, the team are working in partnership with the Royal Botanical Gardens at Edinburgh amongst others, working hard to conserve endangered plants and trees. Your visit to Muncaster helps to keep this vital work going, protecting our natural world for the future.

Due to the rugged terrain on site some paths are unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The ticket offices will be able to advise you on which paths are most suitable. Sturdy footwear is recommended when walking in the castle grounds.

...what will your Muncaster experience be....?

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