Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre
“A full and varied visitor experience – great value for money.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Home to the Pennington family for over 800 years, Muncaster Castle is a treasury of beautiful art and antiques, sitting majestically in wild, woodland gardens with breathtaking views of the English Lake District, including Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. The Hawk & Owl Centre hosts owls, falcons, eagles and vultures with brilliant daily flying displays where the birds swoop low over and around the audience. A café, shops and playgrounds can be found within the gardens.
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About the area
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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