Muncaster makes a wonderful full day out for any group with Gardens, Castle, Hawk & Owl Centre and Meadowvole Maze between them offering something for everyone. The breathtaking vista of the Western Lakeland fells and Scafell Pike (England’s highest mountain) mean the views alone make the trip worthwhile. We recommend a minimum of 2½ hours at Muncaster but many groups find that they can spend up to five or more hours here quite happily.
As an alternative, we do recommend combining your visit to Muncaster with our neighbouring attraction the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway – narrow gauge heritage steam – for which we can offer a combined group rate; “Steam on the Wild Side”. Though many groups do, you don’t have to visit both attractions on the same day so there are two great days out for one price.
May we remind you that the Castle itself is usually closed on Saturdays.
NEW for 2017, ‘Festive on the Wild Side‘ – just for groups, a combined Christmas experience for Castle and Ravenglass Railway, available weekdays from 27th November through to 15th December. With Christmas castle tour and bird of prey display, lunch, steam train trip and mince pies and mulled wine included, it’s a full festive day out! See prices and more information.
Please ask your driver to come in via the church gate entrance (ca 1/3 mile south of our main car park on the A595 and signed for coach, disabled and accommodation parking) where you will find reserved space for coaches. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Muncaster representative who will welcome your party, issue tickets and answer any questions you may have.
Note to coach drivers approaching from the south – the turning into the church gate entrance is on a bend near the top of a hill and is very tight so please approach slowly. For larger coaches travelling from the south we suggest that you proceed past this entrance to our main car park and turn around there to reapproach the entrance from the north.
Booking and Prices
Muncaster full season group prices for 2017 are as follows, for groups of 12 or more:
- Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre and Meadowvole Maze – £10.00 adults, £5.50 children aged 5-15, under 5s free.
- Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre and Meadowvole Maze – £8.00 adults, £4.50 children aged 5-15, under 5s free
- Muncaster winter group rates for 2017 (11th Feb -25th Mar and 1st Nov-23rd Dec).
Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre and Meadowvole Maze – £6.00 adults, £3.40 children, under 5s free.
Steam on the Wild Side 2017:
- (Muncaster including Castle tour/Ravenglass Railway joint ticket) group prices for 12 or more:
£15.60 adults, £10.30 children, under 5s free.
For parties booking ahead for 2018 and in advance of next year’s prices being available, we will hold the 2017 prices. Group prices are available to prebooked parties paying in one amount on arrival or in advance. Cash or cards accepted or via invoice by prior arrangement only.
Please call us on 01229 717614 or email us to discuss your group booking. Alternatively you can download our booking form below:
Private Tours and Dining
For that truly personal touch, we can arrange private tours of the Castle, Gardens or Hawk & Owl Centre for groups, lasting a minimum of one hour. To make your day even more special, you could consider dining in style either in the Castle or the Old Laundry function room. If you are interested in either a private tour or dining arrangements, please ask us for prices and more information.