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Welcome to Muncaster Castle and Gardens

Historic Haunted Castle, Himalayan Gardens, World Owl Centre™, MeadowVole Maze and Playgrounds, Cafe and Giftshops, Accommodation and special events... Fun for all the family!

What will your experience be?........

Upcoming Events

Halloween Week Halloween Week

26 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

Our biggest event of the year!  Dare you visit one of Britain's most haunted castles this Halloween?  Frightsville Village of Fear down at the Scary Maze is NEW for 2014. The evening Castle Ghost Tours (also a NEW production for 2014) NOW SOLD OUT - General Entry tickets only still available.

!! Saturday night fireworks, scheduled for 8.30, are dependent on the weather and/or the timing may change given the poor weather forecast. Watch this space for any updates. !!

Sat 1st will be very busy with queues for some activities. Arrive early to have best chance of doing everything and in good time if you have a tour booked.

Classical Music with Rosehill Theatre

8 Nov - 9 Nov 2014

Rosehill Theatre and Muncaster Castle are delighted to be working in partnership again to produce a weekend of wonderful music and entertainment presented by top international artists.  Great food and accommodation packages will also be available!

Pud the Snowman Muncaster Christmas Fayre

6 Dec - 7 Dec 2014

Showcasing some of Cumbria's finest culinary produce, crafts and giftware along with generous helpings of festive music, free children's crafts, walkabout entertainers, carriage rides and husky sled dogs and of course Santa! with tales by the fireside in his Grotto in the Castle.

Christmas Theatre "By the Light of the Fool Moon"

11 Dec - 23 Dec 2014

Brand new for 2014, come to a festive theatrical adventure through the Castle!

Hocket & Hoot, a new company of celebrated national artists brought together for this venture, bring to Muncaster 'By the Light of the Fool Moon', a new production created specifically for us and bringing the Castle to life with playful promenade performance, haunting live music and a barrel-full of tomfoolery and festive cheer.

Latest News

Halloween Watch this space re fireworks 1st Nov!

26 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

The end-of-Halloween fireworks are scheduled for 8.30 tonight (1st Nov).

The display taking place is dependent on the weather and given the poor forecast the timing may change. Watch this space and/or social media for updates.

Find out more about Halloween at Muncaster HERE.

Pennington Hotels: The largest selection of quality accommodation in the Western Lake District

The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.