Discover a thousand years of action packed history in Cumbria’s Castles. Being a border county between England and Scotland, Cumbria has a fascinating if turbulent past just waiting to be heard.

With the stunning backdrop of the English Lake District, our castles make the ideal day out. You can enjoy a picnic by castle ruins, visit the most haunted castle in the UK or explore one the longest continuously inhabited country houses in England all whilst enjoying panoramic views.

We recommend Muncaster Castle for a perfect day out.

Muncaster Castle near RavenglassMuncaster Castle (Ravenglass)

Historic, haunted castle in wildlife rich gardens, with a Hawk & Owl Centre, gift shop, cafe, ancient church, playground and woodland walks.


See also our collection of Cumbrian Historic Gardens.

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