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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the sausage competitions over the May Day weekend. And the winners are.... Saturday's Cumberland Sausage Club "Public's Favourite Sausage Open": Winner: Taste of the Lakes - Pork & Black Pudding beating off stiff competition from worthy runners up: Amazing Grazing - Herdwick Mutton Moroccan and Savin Hill - [...]
Muncaster bluebell woods are really fine right now, well worth a visit if you can. Take time out for a wander up through the woodland. You'll be glad you did.
The last 12 months have been amazing, exciting and extremely rewarding but we could never have achieved so much progress without the help of our fabulous Volunteers. In the Castle itself, because of the gift of their time, Volunteers have been able to help catalogue, transcribe, research and conserve the artefacts of Muncaster. We are [...]