Another month flown by, another busy one in the Hawk and Owl Centre! Most small humans will be starting to return to school in a week which means that we'll start to be a little bit quieter up until Halloween. Now I love flying and working the birds in front of people, watching their faces [...]
Please note that the Castle interior will open at 12 noon as usual but close promptly at 3.30pm on Friday 1st September. The gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre etc opening is unaffected. Apologies for any inconvenience caused
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 [...]
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, [...]
....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.