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, [...]
NB This experience is currently unavailable until further notice (update 29th April 2018). Come along for a personal interview with a Hooded Vulture! Available most days 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 [...]
Films are announced for Picnic Cinema's return to Muncaster for the weekend in August 2018; two classic films on the big screen on the Castle front lawn and the best summer party you'll attend! Friday 10th, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (15) Get ready to shake your groove thing to 70s & [...]
....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 May; Saturday 5th May (May Day Bank Holiday weekend and Sausage, Food & Drink Festival) Saturday 26th May (Spring Bank Holiday weekend). See Opening Times for opening patterns at other times of [...]
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 [...]