Here's Max, whose mum Kate Harris sent us this picture, with the 2017 prize bear for winning the Teddy Trail over Easter. Well done Max! 'Teddies Go Free' is a fun event running at several Cumbria attractions in the Easter holidays, including our neighbours at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and their sister attraction Ullswater [...]
A CELEBRATION of the humble British banger brought people in their thousands during the bank holiday weekend. For three days Muncaster Castle, near Ravenglass, hosted the wildly popular Cumberland Sausage Festival. Now in its third year it continues to grow attracting more and more visitors eager to chomp their way through an astonishing amount of [...]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the sausage competitions over the May Day weekend. And the winners are.... Saturday's Cumberland Sausage Club "Public's Favourite Sausage Open": Winner: Taste of the Lakes - Pork & Black Pudding beating off stiff competition from worthy runners up: Amazing Grazing - Herdwick Mutton Moroccan and Savin Hill - [...]
Muncaster bluebell woods are really fine right now, well worth a visit if you can. Take time out for a wander up through the woodland. You'll be glad you did.
The last 12 months have been amazing, exciting and extremely rewarding but we could never have achieved so much progress without the help of our fabulous Volunteers. In the Castle itself, because of the gift of their time, Volunteers have been able to help catalogue, transcribe, research and conserve the artefacts of Muncaster. We are [...]
The Estates building maintenance team needs a joiner and the grounds maintenance team are recruiting for a gardener. See more information plus how to apply for both of these vacancies. Closing date for applications in both cases is April 7th, please note.
Here is Angela the amazing upholsterer, who has been working on various upholstery projects at the Castle over the last while, doing more amazing heritage restoration work on one of several antique rocking horses here. Originally designed to teach children how to ride, this one is very old. It was in poor repair having [...]
We thought you'd all like to see some up-to-date pictures of Twiggy. Although living independently, she's still around the estate if you know where to look, though only when it's quieter. Tiptoeing through the bluebells on the Cannon Bank. Well, not a bad old [...]
These photos aren't the best, but we've fallen behind again with updates due to not enough hours in the day! The float coat was laid up with Richard Toogood (Prince's Foundation) a fortnight ago and has since received its final lime skim coat, and is now just awaiting its coats of paint before the [...]
As of 8th March, we're delighted to be able to offer our fabulous Hawk Walks again, as DEFRA has lifted the avian flu prevention measures in our area. These are on offer daily (subject to availability) at 2.15pm until the 23rd March inclusive. Thereafter, until 25th October, the Hawk Walk will be at 3:15pm. Find [...]