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Accessibility

Due to its historic and natural setting in the Lake District, Muncaster has some uneven paths.  Recent improvements have concentrated on ensuring maximum access to all aspects of the site within the constraints of our topography and responsibilities in caring for a Grade I listed castle and its associated buildings.

The Castle is approximately half a mile from the Information Centre at Main Gate, therefore we advise people with limited mobility to park in the coach park which is much closer to all facilities. Coming from the north pass the main car park and take the first turning on the right. When travelling from the south take the first turning on the left before the top of the hill. It is signposted "Coach Park". This is a smaller car park and gets very busy therefore we ask that you only use this if you or your passenger are a wheelchair user or have difficulty walking the half mile down the main drive.

Access Statement for the Coachman's Quarters

For detailed information on Muncaster Castle's access statement for the Coachman's Quarters, our 4* Guest B&B accommodation in the heart of the Gardens, please follow this link.

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters to loan

We have wheelchairs and mobility scooters on site which you are more than welcome to borrow to make your visit comfortable. It is advisable to book these in advance as numbers are limited.

Wheelchair Access

The main areas of the Gardens and Owl Centre and MeadowVole Maze allow wheelchair access. The ground floor of the Castle (where the majority of the audio tour takes place) is accessible by wheelchair and there is a virtual tour on a computer in the library which enables guests to view the upstairs rooms.

Castle Tours

Castle tours take the form of an audio tour - these are available with specialist tapes for visitors with visual impairments, and with induction loops for auditory disabilities, or in written form.

Toilets

Accessible toilets are situated in the Stable Yard, the Information Centre at the Main Gate and in the Coach Park.

Awards

We were the winners of Cumbria Tourist Board's 1999 "Tourism For All" award.

Muncaster staff have had "Welcome All" and "Welcome Host" training.

 Muncaster are also positive about employing people with disabilities

 

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.