Wray Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Wray Castle

  • Ambleside
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

Don't worry - you can find lots more great days out in Ambleside, or you can browse days out all over the UK here.

Attraction Information

Wray Castle is a veritable king of castles: turrets, towers, period dressing-up, castle building room, hidden treasure to find, the new Peter Rabbit Adventure - and you can also arrive by boat! Wowsers - can we come with you??

Unlike many National Trust properties, this one came into their possession completely empty, so don't expect piles of art and walls swathed with tapestries - they've filled it with something much better! The Peter Rabbit Adventure rooms are ideal for the smallest visitors; play in plucky Peter's burrow, explore the wicked Mr McGregor's garden, plan out your adventures in the secret tree house and then chill out in Old Brown's nest, if you dare! You'll also find period dressing up facilities and a fairly awesome castle building room to get creative in!

The boat from Ambleside drops off at the castle's private jetty, where the kids can stretch their legs and vent their excitement on the short but green and spacious walk up to the castle itself. There are regular boats direct from Ambleside or a bus service running from Ferry Nab via Hill Top and Hawkshead.

En route but pretty near the castle you'll find a den building area, rope swing and family trails plus plenty of space to run, hide and play. A truly great day out! 

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Opening hours

21st May - 28th October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

29th October - 11th November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults from £9.60
Kids from £4.80
Family from £24.00

Travel & Contact Information


Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA, England

Phone number

015394 33250



Click here to visit Wray Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Car Parking
Up to 2 hours: £5.00
2 to 4 hours: £6.50
4+ hours: £7.50

During the summer holidays, it will be very busy and the car park is often full by mid-day. Get to Wray Castle by boat from Ambleside during this period, or if coming by car, arriving after 15:00.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Wray Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Wray Castle have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome on the grounds. Assistance/Guide Dogs only in the castle. 

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