Dare you visit one of Britain’s most haunted castles this Halloween?!

Please allow plenty of time to arrive, park and make your way into the gardens, particularly if you have booked a timed show. There may be queues for some activities on the more popular days. Arrive early to have best chance of doing everything. Don’t forget to come in fancy dress and a TORCH would be a smart idea if you’re here after dark.

Our famous fireworks will be on Sunday 30th (included with general entry tickets). On the other five evenings (NB NOT Sun 30th), see the Hawk & Owl Centre’s fantastic Twilight Owls display when our falconers fly a selection of our beautiful owls in the gardens after dark in low-level lighting and with atmospheric music. Starting promptly at 7pm, the display lasts approximately 30 minutes (tickets required). 

The Muncaster Monster Cabaret with continuous entertainment including the Dragon Tamers show at 7.30pm, the Scary Maze (not recommended for under 12s particularly in the evenings), the Cannon ‘firing’ at 6pm with Foppletwig the Genie-hunter, the Ghostly Grotto with spooky crafts, face-painting and spell and potion-making with the Black Monk and lots more, all included in General Entry ticket prices.

We also have ‘Arroween’  archery with Independent Adventure here throughout and the Clip’n’Climb Wall  is  joining us for Sat, Sun and Mon.

To help you plan your day, have a look at the provisional timetable.

Full screen, sound on max! have a look at our Halloween trailer below:

The Halloween Ghost Tour, a theatrical event in the Castle, scripted new again for 2016, will run at set times through the evenings. Shows sell out every year so book early to have your choice of date and time.

The cafe will stay open later for food and drink plus on the final three nights we are joined by Evie’s Waffles, Big Pan Man Catering, Little Blue Pig and Georgian Farmhouse Mulled Wine

Looking for accommodation over this period? Stay onsite at the Coachmans Quarters B&B with general entry free of charge! Alternatively the Pennington Hotel in Ravenglass has special rates to include Castle Ghost Tour tickets; more HERE.

Get a feel for what Halloween’s like at Muncaster by having a look at Comely Media’s video below;

Ticket Information:

Please note that all under-16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Halloween General Entry (with or without daytime Castle visit)
Daytime Hawk & Owl Centre visit incl daytime bird display, Gardens, Scary Maze, Monster Cabaret and Ghostly Grotto.
Ticket prices – Adult – £11.50, Child – £5.75, Under 5s Free.
With daytime Castle visit – Adult – £14.50, Child – £7.25, Under 5s Free.
NB Castle open 12-3.30pm for daytime visits in Halloween Week.
Open dated ticket valid for any one day of Halloween Week. Buy online and save 10%!

Halloween Castle Ghost Tours
Fixed date ticket for an evening Castle Ghost Tour, which is a theatrical event at pre-booked time. Customers wishing also to see the Twilight Owls should avoid booking Castle Ghost Tours at 6.20, 6.40, 7.00 and 7.20.
Tickets cover daytime Castle visit (12-3.30pm), daytime Hawk & Owl Centre visit incl daytime bird display, Gardens, Scary Maze, Monster Cabaret and Ghostly Grotto PLUS your Castle Ghost Tour.
Ticket prices  – Adult – £21.00, Child – £10.50; tickets are required for under 5s but are free.
Tour tickets on sale online until 3pm on the day. Any remaining tickets are also available to purchase onsite as upgrades to general entry on the day. Tour tickets may not be exchanged or refunded on the day of the tour. Buy online and save 10%!

Halloween Twilight Owls Display Ticket
Entry to the display, running nightly at 7pm except Sunday 30th when there are fireworks. Twilight Owls customers should avoid booking Castle Ghost Tours at 6.20, 6.40, 7.00 and 7.20.
Ticket not valid for entry to Muncaster on its own; you will need an entry ticket as well (General Entry ticket OR a Castle Ghost Tour ticket OR be a Friend of Muncaster OR a Coachmans Quarters B&B resident).
Ticket price £2.50 per adult or child aged 5-15; tickets are required for under 5s but are free. Valid for the show on the date selected only.
Buy online before 3pm on the day or unsold tickets can be purchased onsite on the day.

Friends of Muncaster? – free general entry all week! You will need tickets for the Twilight Owls. You will also need to purchase tickets for the Castle Ghost Tours – enter your membership reference in the promotional code field for a discounted rate on tours.

Book your tickets for timed shows early!