How exciting is this? The Lake District has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the category of cultural landscape of international significance. The hard-fought campaign for this accolade followed three key themes - world ranking examples of identity - the dramatic farmed landscape; inspiration - art, literature and love [...]
Although there's always something new in the gardens with each season, Muncaster's flowering plants and shrubs are definitely at their best in the spring, with the camelias and early rhododendrons kicking off as early as January. The azaleas (pictured here) conclude the show and herald the arrival of summer. With thanks to local accommodation provider [...]
Muncaster is featuring in a fly-on-the-wall documentary for Channel 4. This was filmed over 2016 and is being screened on More4 from July 4th at 9pm. Images of Muncaster and the area show up throughout the series but look out for Muncaster particularly in these three episodes; July 11th is about the restoration of the [...]
We're looking for TWO apprentices to join our buildings maintenance team and train in a variety of skilled trades. Interested? Find out more.
Expedia featured Muncaster on their seven-day road trip around Northern England, picking up the area's best castles. Their route starts at the borders taking in Carlisle, Hutton in the Forest, Bolton, Lowther, Skipton, Sizergh and Kendal before turning west to spend the final day at Muncaster. Describes as the most flamboyant castle on the route, [...]
Come along for a personal interview with a Hooded Vulture! Available daily to a select few (a maximum of four participants); meet one of our characterful vultures (and Betty the fibreglass sheep!) observe vulture feeding habits up-close find out from the falconers about the crucial role vultures have in the ecosystem and have a vulture fly [...]
Shakespeare on the Lawn - 'Romeo & Juliet' Aug 6th Travelling company The Three Inch Fools return to Muncaster with their production of 'Romeo and Juliet' on the Castle lawn. The production will start at 6pm. The seating area on the lawn will be open from around 5pm. In common with all [...]
....we hope, barring major news from elsewhere, that Muncaster will feature on ITV's 'This Morning' this week, we think on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017). We'll keep you posted! Peter Andre met Iona and Peter Frost Pennington to talk about life at the Castle.
Please note that the Castle interior will be open Sunday to Friday 12 noon to 4pm as usual, plus the following Saturdays during the summer holidays; Saturday 12th August Saturday 26th August. See Opening Times for opening patterns at other times of year.
Peter Frost Pennington was interviewed by BBC Radio Cumbria as we approach the anniversary of the sad accident which killed Twiggy the roe deer's mother and left Peter and Iona, the owners of Muncaster, to deliver her unborn fawn and raise her themselves. The couple were at pains not to domesticate her but while she's [...]