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December 2016

Early closing 9th Dec

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Please note that the Owl Garden Tearoom will close early on 9th December, at around 2pm. The Hawk & Owl Centre will also be closed from this time. However, visitors are welcome to walk in the gardens after this time.

Winter views from the gardens

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Winter views from the gardens; out to sea to the Isle of Man, not far offshore but rarely glimpsed by summer visitors and our views of the surrounding fells in the splendour of the winter sunshine. With the prevailing westerly wind bringing bad weather steaming in off the Irish Sea straight over us to get [...]

November 2016

Hawk & Owl Centre November 2016

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Things are starting to quieten down now after the festivities of Halloween. It was, as we expected, a mad week with thousands of people arriving at the gates to celebrate this incredible time of year for Muncaster. By far the best sight for me during that period is seeing the castle lit up against the [...]

Winter season at Muncaster

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From 1st November we're in winter season, which means changes to our opening times and prices. The gardens are open for winter wanders plus the daily Sky Hunters bird of prey display moves to 1.30pm and the heron feed to 3pm. The Owl Garden Tea Room is open for drinks and snacks and we can [...]

June 2016

Christmas Owls by Moonlight December 2016

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A fantastic opportunity to visit Muncaster Castle in the evenings before Christmas to enjoy an owl  flying display after dark. Taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 18th December, these spectacular evenings will begin at 6pm when we welcome you in the Stable Yard with coffee/tea/hot chocolate. A simple two-course hot supper follows, accompanied by a [...]

Christmas Tea in the Castle December 2016

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Come along for a festive Afternoon Tea in the run-up to Christmas this year! The ideal way to brighten those dark pre-Christmas days; meet by a roaring fire in the Great Hall decorated for Christmas for a warming glass of mulled wine or hot spiced apple. Then enjoy a special afternoon tea at your private [...]

November 2016

Christmas Victorian Tours for Schools

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Available 28th November – 16th  December 2016 Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Muncaster Castle and experience the life “below stairs” of Lord Muncaster’s staff. While Lord & Lady Muncaster are out lunching, Mrs Gordon the housekeeper and Maggie the housemaid will sneak you into some of the “posh” rooms of the Castle, beautifully decorated for [...]