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Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass
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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. Our Ravenglass tourist route planner makes visiting Muncaster Castle and other Ravenglass attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Fantastic place to stay, dog friendly, amazing views, close to local amenities, free access to grounds and hawk displays etc included in price. Great freshly cooked breakfast. 
  • We went to Muncaster to visit the own and hawk sanctuary. Owl display was great, especially the burrowing owls and the Kookaburra. Bird handlers were great and informative. Emma took us on a hawk walk...  more »
  • The castle itself is closed in the winter months but the gardens and Hawk and Owl centre with tea room and shop are open for an entrance fee of £7:00 at the time of writing. The daily bird of prey sho...  more »
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  • Came purely to visit the Hawk and Owl Conservation Trust as we were on a tight schedule. Changed a lot since our last visit in 2012. The displays of birds are greatly improved with a section of the grounds given over to the raptors. Very educational. The admission fee helps towards the conservation of these species. Grounds and scenery are spectacular even at this time of the year (as long as the sun is shining!!).
  • The birds of prey flying displays are stunning, the display is very well presented with an entertaining and educational commentary and expert handlers. The owl and hawk centre is fascinating, seeing such a variety of birds from around the world at such close quarters is a privilege. The gardens are also spectacular, as are the views out towards the lake district's mountains from the castle.
  • We had a very enjoyable day here with lots to amuse ourselves and the grandchildren. The birds of prey display was excellent with very well informed presenters and close interaction with the birds. The grounds are very extensive and good for an energetic or gentle walk and the variety of flowering shrubs are a joy to see.
  • Fantastic full day out - fun day to enjoy with the family. The best part(s) was the Falconry and the team/and the birds. Wonderful displays and well thought out and entertaining/breathtaking having the birds fly right by you (lucky if not into you...) Muncaster castle - nice but just like any grand house - don't necessarily need to see it if you have little children. The play area is excellent - there is a also a delightful and fun nature trail leading to the castle and grounds. Mostly pushchair friendly, except going to the wildflower meadow -slightly bumpy. We had a packed lunch - plenty of places for you to sit - benches or lots of grass to sit on. The maze - I did not see it, but was advised it was semi underground - as you are a vole of something = slightly frightening for my 4 year old. Bit like being buried underground I expect... Other than that, good value for money.
  • More a stately home than a castle. The electronic guides were well organised. We enjoyed the gardens and bird shows outside.