Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

Dominating the Lake District coast where the mountains tumble into the sea and bursting with treasures and tales, haunted Muncaster oozes history from every rough stone which fashion the castle walls. John Ruskin described the stunning views of England’s highest mountain as “Heaven’s Gate”. Still nurtured by the family who have inhabited Muncaster for over 800 years, the surrounding gardens are wild and breathtaking, teeming with wildlife and exotic plants from around the world.

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Ravenglass, Cumbria,
CA18 1RQ
Tel: 01229 717614


Hawk & Owl Centre: flies falcons, hawks, eagles, owls, herons & vultures daily.

Special Events: Seasonal indoor and outdoor events including an amazing Halloween week!

Sino-Himalayan Gardens: Enjoy our rhododendrons and have an adventure.

Other Facilities: The Gateway Café and  Stables Café; play areas:
Enchanted Trail, swings & slides’, the MeadowVole Maze; The Bird Box & Carriage House gift shops; The new EcoBarn.

Dogs: welcome on a lead in the gardens.

Come and stay: accommodation available.


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