Cumbria & the Lake District

Muncaster Castle & Hawk and Owl centre

Ravenglass, Cumbria

Muncaster Castle & Hawk and Owl centre

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Welcome to Muncaster Castle & Gardens, one of the best places to visit in the Lake District for a fun family day out!

The Muncaster Experience is different for everyone...

MUNCASTER CASTLE Elegant rooms, historic furnishings, superb works of art, yet still a lived-in home. The audio tour, narrated by the Pennington family (whose ancestors have been at Muncaster for 8 centuries), enlivens the castle, bringing the past to the present.

MUNCASTER GARDENS Plants from all over the world, especially flowering shrubs from the Sino- Himalayan region, nestled in the wild splendour of over 70 acres of Gardens with the dramatic backdrop of the glorious Lakeland Fells. Many rare and unusual trees and plants flourish here. Whatever the time of year there is always something in flower. Spectacular rhododendron, camellia and azalea collections set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lake District Fells.

Ruskin called it the Gateway to Paradise MUNCASTER INTERACTIVE Interactive computers are installed at Muncaster including a cluster of computers in the Interactive HQ in the Old Dairy. These allow visitors to explore information on the Castle, Gardens and Owls in a fun and enjoyable way. Take a virtual tour of the Castle, look at our webcams, learn some fascinating facts or try your hand at quizzes, games and jigsaws. Muncaster Interactive enjoyably entertains and informs.

MEADOWVOLE MAZE Shrink to 5cm small in the indoor MeadowVole Maze and help Max MeadowVole reach the other side without being eaten! Danger lurks at every turn. Experience the secret world of the wildflower meadows and discover fascinating facts. Do you know what MeadowVoles eat? Come and find out! If you answer the questions correctly you may win a prize! Afterwards, explore the real Wild Flower Meadow.


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