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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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  • Visited Muncaster Castle on a rainy Sunday and loved every minute of it. We booked tickets online before going and got a 20% discount even though the full price of £14 each is excellent value for mone...  more »
  • So nice to visit somewhere that it family owned. It's not as manicured as an English Heritage or NT house and all the better for it. We loved the grounds and the views. The staff were friendly and it ...  more »
  • My husband and I spent a whole day here. The large grounds and gardens are beautiful with plants and flowers from all over. There are plenty of things to see and do for both adults and children. We at...  more »
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  • We visited Muncaster Castle in April 2017 and were very impressed. We did not enter the actual castle as we had our dog with us but the grounds were fantastic. Well planned out and there were so many interesting parts to go to especially the bird of prey displays. My favourite was the bluebell wood which if you are prepared to go to the top you will be rewarded with the most amazing bluebells covering the whole of the area with the sun streaming through. The smell was gorgeous. Cafe food was excellent and we felt good value for quality food. Well worth a visit and thoroughly recommended.
  • Loved it - just happened to stumble across the castle while away for the weekend. It history was amazing and the fact it is still in the family after 800 years is special too. There are audio tours, and at times are narrated by family members as well as actual items from 100's of years ago. Free parking and a discount as an English Heritage member. We were lucky enough to be in the right season to see the Bluebell Forest come alive in blue! Beautiful.
  • Nice place to walk around and can be easily found. We were told on the website that this place was part of the English Heritage and when we arrived we were told that there was only a small discount for English Heritage members. The prices are too high for what they have to offer. The walk is nice but personally is too short. To go on the walk, we had to pay £32 for the four of us. To go into the castle is was £48. Might go here again if the prices change.
  • Beautiful Castle and gardens were in full bloom. Looked great. Heron feeding was incredible to watch. Staff in cafe were slow and the food was overpriced and poor quality -stale sandwiches so recommend you take a packed lunch. Price was quite steep, if you like artefacts pay the extra to enter the castle but if not pay less and admire the architecture from outside.
  • We visited this site during its may festival weekend and was amazed by the amount of activities there was, from a climbing wall to archery to comedians. As well as a amazing look round the still lived in castle and a excellent falconry display.