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December 2016

WRT bird displays – update

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Following notice that falconry and similar displays are permitted, the Sky Hunters daily display is reinstated from Saturday 10th. The Owls By Moonlight event on 10th December has been cancelled and ticket holders offered transfer to Sunday 18th, which will now proceed, or a refund. We are required to cease our daily wild heron feed [...]

November 2016

TwiggyLog update November 2016

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For those of you following Twiggy's story, we thought we should give you an update at the end of this long season. There's something of a line to be drawn in this tale now, although we hope there will still be news of Twiggy in the future. These pictures were taken 19th November, with Twiggy [...]

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 [...]

Fiery colours abound this November

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As a team the gardeners are uniquely placed to see the beautiful place in which we work in all its many guises as the seasons roll around and the ever-changing Western Lake District weather springs its surprises on us. However, it is often our visitors who capture the most [...]

Twiggy in Whitehaven News

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Twiggy, a roe deer fawn saved by the owners of Muncaster Castle, featured in an article in the Whitehaven News as she gets ready to go it alone. Peter Frost-Pennington, a qualified vet, delivered the fawn after her mother was hit by a car in May. Named Twiggy after her long, slender legs, she has [...]

October 2016

Volunteer Taster Afternoon 23rd Nov 12-3pm

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On Wednesday 23rd November we would like to invite you to Muncaster Castle for a Volunteer Taster Afternoon, to find out more about the amazing volunteer opportunities we have to offer. You can meet our Volunteer Co-ordinator plus representatives from the Hawk & Owl Centre, the Gardens and the Castle to hear more about our [...]

Amazing autumn colour for Halloween

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As the build up to our Halloween extravanganza begins, the gardens here at Muncaster are beginning a stunning show of their own.  The castle and grounds begin to fill with ghouls and ghosties (and probably long leggedy beasties too!), so the gardens begin to dress in all shades of devilish crimson and gold.  Just be [...]

Aren’t we the lucky ones!

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What a busy September we have had here in the Castle with a number of weddings, dinner parties and a visit by a group of ladies hosted by Phillipa Turnbull on their Lady Anne Textile Retreat.  The ladies were able to view some of Muncaster's fabulous Crewel Work collection and other extraordinary embroideries we have here a [...]

September – October 2016

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Working with animals can be one of the most rewarding jobs. Countless people have told me what a wonderful job I have and how lucky I am to have it and they’re right. I love working with these incredible birds and there’s rarely a bad day. When things are at their worst though they can [...]

Halloween Competition (Facebook)

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We're having a Halloween Competition! and we've got two adult and two child Castle Ghost Tour tickets to give away for Halloween itself, 31st October. Tour tickets include general entry and most Halloween activities, so it's a whole day out plus your timed tour. To enter, all you need to do is: Go to our [...]