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Muncaster Castle

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Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, England
+44 1229 717614
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The historic and reputedly haunted Castle dating from the mediaeval age has been home to the Pennington family for over 800 years. It is a treasury of beautiful art and antiques, collected through the ages by the family who still live there. The Castle sits majestically in over 70 acres of wild, woodland gardens famous for collections of rhododendrons and azaleas set against the stunning backdrop of the Lakeland fells including Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. The Bird of Prey Centre is well worth a visit with daily displays at 2.30Pm and watch the wild herons come in to feed at Heron Happy Hour at 4pm. The indoor MeadowVole Maze is an entertaining ecological attraction to entertain the young at heart. Playground, cafe, gift shops and an ancient church are all within the gardens. Regular events programme, including festivals, outdoor theatre, historical re-enactors and Halloween Week.
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“owl centre” (118 reviews)
“birds of prey” (120 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, England
+44 1229 717614
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best kept gardens and wood areas ever visited at a castle or historic public house - just a pleasure to see how well kept the whole grounds are despite receiving no funding from any source other than the entrance charges to the...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited Muncaster Castle twice in the last week as we have had two sets of grandchildren (aged 5 -7) staying with us. On both occasions we had a really good day, the highlights were the morning and afternoon bird displays. The keepers are...More

1  Thank traveller64973
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the gardens and the birds of prey centre. The gardens are beautiful and the view from the terrace is amazing. The grounds are so big that we didn't have time to see them all, so we're already planning a return visit!! The birds...More

1  Thank fionag642
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely brilliant place to visit; OUTSTANDING scenery, very interesting castle with lots of history and stories attached to it, cracking grounds and the Owl and Hawk Centre were great. Good value for money and worth making the effort to get there.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a fantastic trip to Muncaster with hubby and two kids (3 and 6). We were met by a lovely lady in the ticket who couldn't be more helpful (or honest) about what was best for our family. Made us all excited and happy from...More

Thank Bootlace_Living
Reviewed 6 days ago

A family of five with diverse age ranges (from four to 20, not including us parents) it can be a challenge finding something that everyone enjoys, but Muncaster did just that. As soon as we arrived we were treated to the owl display - a...More

Thank tynl0n
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The castle was okay but the Birds of Prey were fantastic the handlers are so passionate and knowledgable. They showed us various birds including a vulture,who they told us were endangered, it was a truly inspiring and we learnt loads. The birds were flying so...More

Thank SooBurberry
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great day! When we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely lady who was so full of enthusiasm, it was contagious! She advised we went straight to the bird show which we did although frequently stopping to admire the breathtaking views. My daughter...More

Thank 248alyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day at munaster castle lovely gardens. The birds of prey show very good also the owls and herons.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely on a sunny day and the views of the surrounding countryside are simply stunning. We love looking round the Castle and although we have been many times before we always find something new that we missed on previous visits. The owl...More

1  Thank souterstead1
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Madhattersempor... K
28 March 2017|
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Response from PeterFrostPennington | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are welcome at Muncaster and we are very dog friendly. However, no dogs are allowed into the Hawk & Owl Centre as they can distress and therefore injure our birds even if the dog is very small. Only assistance dogs... More
Janet B
23 March 2017|
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Response from PeterFrostPennington | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. I suggest you give us a call on 01229 717614 during office hours to discuss your particular requirements. The Coachman's Quarters B&B rooms at Muncaster are all in the former stable yards, a... More
6 August 2016|
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Response from dtgreenhalgh | Reviewed this property |
sorry no, suggest you make direct contact with them - they are very helpful