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 [...]
The 4th Sausage, Food and Drink Festival over May Day at Muncaster Castle! A three day celebration of good food, drink and all things Cumbrian, over the Bank Holiday weekend. With celebrity chefs, cookery demos, entertainment for all ages and of course the food! To sample, to buy to eat and to take home for later. [...]
....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 [...]
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 [...]