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Opening Times and Ticket Prices


Gardens, Maze and Owl Centre open daily 10.30-5pm

Castle open Sun-Fri 12-4.30pm plus Sat of bank holiday weekends.

NB The Castle will be open Saturdays in August, 12.00-4.30pm.


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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?  Evening tours sell out every year so pre booking is essential!

Arts Weekend 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!

Christmas 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, husky sled dogs and of course Santa's Grotto!

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Halloween Time to book for Halloween!

26 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

The Scary Maze, the Fire Juggler, the Ghostly Grotto, Spooky Owl Tours, the Fool of Muncaster, the ever-popular Castle Ghost Tour....there's such a lot on at Muncaster during Halloween Week. Check the Special Events pages for what's on when. Free entry to the site to Friends of Muncaster throughout this period plus a discount off Ghost Tours.  


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.