Muncaster Castle

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RAVENGLASS, CUMBRIA

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Historic castle, Hawk and Owl centre, Himalayan gardens and meadowvole maze, children's playgrounds, cafe and gift shops. Special events throughout the year including Muncaster's Festival and Halloween week.

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Muncaster Castle
RAVENGLASS,CA18 1RQ
Phone : 01229 717614

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Castle open main season Sun-Fri 12-4 (closed most Sat to host weddings); Gardens & Hawk & Owl Centre open daily 10.30-4.30; Winter season Nov-Dec castle closed; Gardens & Hawk & Owl centre open daily 11-4, closed Jan

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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