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Muncaster Castle

Muncaster CastleRavenglass
CA18 1RQ
Telephone: 01229 717614


Visit Muncaster for a fantastic day out with the kids, great programme of yearly events for kids or all sizes, especially during school holidays!

Don't miss five days of entertainment with the Sausage Festival, the Muncaster Festival, Medieval Muncaster and Halloween Week.

Historic haunted castle, home to the Pennington family for 800 years, 70 acres of gardens for the kids to run wild in, indoor children's MeadowVole maze, playgrounds, cafe and shops. Muncaster is also home to the prestigious Hawk and Owl Centre with 2 breathtaking daily flying displays (main season only) and you can also watch wild herons come in for food!

There are also tailor made close up encounters on offer for extra investment on special occasions: you'll get a behind the scenes experience that far surpasses that of the casual visitor, excellent for birthday presents!

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It may be worth checking out Muncaster Castle's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Muncaster Castle before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening times:
Gardens, Maze and Owl Centre open daily 10.30am to 5pm.
Castle open Sunday through Friday 12 noon to 4.30pm plus Saturday of bank holiday weekends.


"I'm hungry"

Muncaster prides itself on offering a wide selection of refreshments in our cafe. From hot and cold drinks, local ice cream to light lunches and main meals all cooked to order.

healthy food

Muncaster caters for vegetarians and offer a wide selection of meals and snacks so you can choose a healthy option!

"Can I have one of those?"

Muncaster sells a wide selection of gifts, pocket money prices to quality gifts for all ages.

"i need a wee"

Muncaster has disabled toilets and baby changing facilities at all toilet locations.

and baby come too...

Baby warming facilities available in the cafe, excellent baby change toilets located centrally and at the main entrance.


"are we there yet?"

Muncaster is 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. any top tips?

A lot to see and do in a day. well worth coming and spending the whole day!

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Castle, Gardens, Owl Centre and Maze:
Adult £13.50
Child £6.75 Gardens, Owl Centre and Maze:
Adult £10.50
Child £5.25
Under 5s always go free.


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Hard drive out

Came from Ambleside and it was a hard drive. The kids liked the birds of prey show. The castle less so. Lovely gardens. At the cafe had some really good food. Free parking but its a long walk to the castle grounds The half sized railway is 5 mins away.

Reviewed by Kai on 05/06/2016

Muncaster CastleRavenglass
CA18 1RQ
Telephone: 01229 717614