All details to be confirmed. If you would be interested in joining this tour, please contact us. A unique opportunity to visit Muncaster Castle and the Lake District as guests of Iona and Peter Frost Pennington, the current owners of Muncaster, with unique access to the Castle, its artifacts and family history and with [...]
Please note that the Castle interior will open at 12 noon as usual but close promptly at 3.30pm on Friday 1st September. The gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre etc opening is unaffected. Apologies for any inconvenience caused
Every year we award a prize for the best body of work created by a school during or following their visit to Muncaster. In 2017 this was won by Beckstone Primary School for their work related to their Dragon's Tale tour at Muncaster, with their own dragon helping them find out more about the Castle [...]
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 [...]
Applications are now CLOSED for these vacancies. 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 [...]
....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.