Apologies for the late post, it’s been a very busy month for us here at Muncaster Hawk and Owl Centre. Inspection time Every zoological/animal organisation that is open to the public undergoes a zoo licensing inspection. This inspection looks into everything from animal care in the collection to the paper work side of things. We [...]
How exciting is this? The Lake District has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the category of cultural landscape of international significance. The hard-fought campaign for this accolade followed three key themes - world ranking examples of identity - the dramatic farmed landscape; inspiration - art, literature and love [...]
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 [...]
First things first, Herriot the Steppe Eagle is back on fine form again and doing exactly what he should be doing. He's also sticking to the 7-8 minute flying per bird rule, yaaaay. We're half way through the year already and it's still flying by! Much like our new additions to the team. Phoenix is [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
....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 the summer holidays; Saturday 12th August Saturday 26th August. See Opening Times for opening patterns at other times of year.
Another month gone by and another mention of Herriot our Steppe Eagle! This eagle never fails to amaze or wow me every day, apart from the other day when he over wowed me! Last month I wrote about how he was in a thermal and soared for 30 minutes, now I didn’t think he could [...]