Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass

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#Garden, #Castle, #Must See
A privately owned castle on the border of England and Scotland, Muncaster Castle is said to have a resident ghost. Before the sun sets and the ghost begins to wander, visit the castle's interior, still partially occupied by the same family that has owned it since 1208. The great hall and 14th-century watchtower, emblematic of the region's castle architecture, are highlights of the tour. Also on the grounds are an owl sanctuary, a maze, and landscaped gardens. Buy your tickets at the castle. You can stay on the grounds at the Coachman's Quarters lodging. To visit Muncaster Castle and other attractions in Ravenglass, use our Ravenglass road trip planning website .
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  • I didn't go into the castle as I have no interest in old buildings but my family said it was very interesting. I walked round the grounds admiring the pretty flowers and birds which I enjoyed. We watc...  more »
  • We arrived on a windy March morning to view the gardens and were disappointed at the apparent lack of maintenance given the entry charge of £7 per adult. No doubt the garden will look better in late s...  more »
  • We have just got home from a week-end away at Muncaster Castle and what a wonderful time we had. The accommodation is perfect, clean, spacious and warm with a lovely shared lounge and kitchen. Needles...  more »
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  • A lovely day out! We particularly enjoyed the owl and hawk show and the audio guide of the castle, voiced by the family. The audio tour was full of interesting anecdotes and the history of the fascinating castle. It's really nice to visit and know that your money helps to ensure that the castle remains family owned. We saw the family working at the castle (at the ticket desk and at the bird show) so it's clear that they work hard to ensure that it's kept as a family home. There's a great playground, cafe, gift shop and own and hawk bird centre so something for all the family and it's well worth a visit if you're in the area!
  • This is a magical place! The Castle itself tells so much history and, at Halloween it's especially good. The birds of prey are very special and never miss the handlers flying the Owls, Vultures and Hawks. Awesome!
  • Had a fantastic day at Muncaster Castle today. The owl and falconry displays were excellent and really informative. Felt amazing to be so close to these beautiful birds. Loved wandering around the castle and the beautiful gardens. My daughter is a wheel chair user and we found the grounds relatively easy to get around. Don't miss The Terrace walk with its fantastic views. Staff all very friendly and helpful
  • Beautiful gardens and castle. The castle itself is well presented with audio guide if you wish. It's packed full of goodies but also family photos and mementos right up to the present. The owl and birds of prey shows were absolutely brilliant and it was obvious that the staff are well appointed, experienced and care a great deal about their birds. The cafe has a reasonable menu of wholesome hot food and is very clean and tidy. All the staff we encountered were VERY polite and helpful. I highly recommend a visit to Muncaster Castle as it is all done as well as and, in some cases, better than the National Trust. A big well done to the Family and Staff at Muncaster.
  • Fantastic place! Castle was well set out with a great audio tour. Falconry displays were amazing.

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