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 [...]
Bring your Valentine to Muncaster in the evening for a sumptuous gourmet dinner in the elegant surroundings of the Castle's state rooms; an extravagantly romantic event made for lovers... Guests meet in the Great Hall for a champagne reception followed by a top-flight four course dinner served at 7.30pm at your private table in either the Drawing Room [...]
Now available for early spring as well as next winter! A fantastic opportunity to visit Muncaster Castle in the evenings in March or in December before Christmas 2018 to enjoy an owl flying display after dark. Taking place in March on: Saturday 3rd Saturday 10th & Saturday 17th And in December for Christmas on: [...]
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 [...]
A special Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Castle Drawing Room or the Billiard Room. Both these elegant rooms with their ornate plaster ceilings overlook the Castle lawns. A marvellous treat for the mother(s) in your life! Mothers Day Afternoon Tea comprises a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with jam [...]
....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.
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 [...]