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Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre, Ravenglass, Cumbria

Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre

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Muncaster Castle, situated in one of the most beautiful corners of the Lake District, has been home to the Pennington family since 1208. The Castle itself houses a large variety of artefacts, collected by the family over the centuries. Treasures include a picture painted by Gainsborough for a bet; John of Bologna's Alabaster Lady; Henry VI's drinking bowl, known as the 'Luck of Muncaster', dating from his stay at the Castle during the Wars of the Roses; and the most ornamental dinner service the Derby factory ever made.

Plants from all over the world, especially flowering shrubs from the Sino-Himalayan region, nestle in the wild splendor of over 70 acres of gardens with the dramatic backdrop of the glorious Lakeland fells. Many rare and unusual trees and plants flourish here. Spectacular rhododendron, camellia and azalea collections. The Hawk & Owl Centre –is home to a diverse collection of birds of prey and owls and offers the opportunity to see these incredible birds in flight. With conservation of wildlife at its hear, the Centre aims to excite and educated visitors of all ages about these winged predators. Don’t miss the magnificent flying displays.

You can also stay B&B or self catering in the 4 star 'Coachman's Quarters'

The Castle is licensed to host civil weddings and receptions.

Opening times 2016
January – all facilities are closed.
The Gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre only are open from 11am to 4pm from February 13th through to March 19th inclusive.
From March 20th the Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre and Castle will be open daily but please bear in mind that the Castle itself is closed most Saturdays for private functions.


Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Prebook for 12 or more.
Discount for Groups: Yes - For 12 or more.
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Castle, Gardens, Owl Centre & Maze - Adult £13.50, Child (5-16yrs) £6.75, Under 5s Free
Gardens, Owl Centre & Maze - Adult £10.50, Child (5-16yrs) £5.25, Under 5s Free
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Café

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