Muncaster is located in the heart of the Western Lake District close to Ravenglass, an old Roman port and the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park.
If you’re visiting Muncaster for the day, put the postcode CA18 1RD into your Sat Nav or the AA route planner and that will guide you directly to our main Car Park.
For visitors with disability/mobility concerns, we have a car park in the heart of the estate which can be accessed via Church Lane. This is approximately 1/3 mile around the corner from the main car park (heading south) and is the same entrance for coaches.
We have additional parking for our major festivals and parking is completely free, all day!
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Travelling by Car
From the South:
- Leave the M6 at Junction 36. Follow signs to Barrow (A590).
- Before reaching Barrow turn right at Greenodd onto the A5092 (signposted Western Lake District, Workington and Whitehaven).
- This joins the A595 which will bring you to Muncaster.
- The journey will take approximately an hour and a quarter from Junction 36.
From the North:
- From Carlisle follow the A595 to Cockermouth, and continue on past Whitehaven.
- Alternatively take the westbound A66 from Penrith on the M6, following signs for Workington, then Whitehaven and A595 towards Barrow.
- This road bypasses Ravenglass and goes straight through to Muncaster.
- This journey should take about an hour and a half from Carlisle.
From the East:
- Take in one of ‘Britain’s Seven Wonders’ as voted by you in an RAC online poll by taking in the beautiful Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes from Ambleside – if you’re brave enough!
- Around one hour in theory from Ambleside but allow longer at busier times and note that this road is frequently closed in winter.
– Traveline public transport info: 0870 6082608
Northern Rail operate the Cumbrian Coast railway line connecting Ravenglass with many towns and villages of the Western Lake District with Carlisle in the north and Barrow-in-Furness in the south.
Plan your journey to Ravenglass with Northern Rail at www.northernrail.org or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. Ravenglass Railway Station is situated ca. one mile from Muncaster. There are no taxi ranks so taxis should be pre-booked; please call Gosforth Taxis 019467 25308. Please note that at the present there are no trains to Ravenglass on Sundays.
If you are an international visitor coming to the UK, the BritRail Pass offers cheaper train travel for your trips around Britain and to get to Muncaster.
Walking from Ravenglass to Muncaster:
There are two routes from the railway station. The simplest route is via the main road which is about a mile with a pavement all the way and will take 20-30 minutes. Alternative follow the Eskdale Trail cycle route, which will take you past the Roman Bath House and through delightful scenery, but takes between 30 and 40 minutes to walk and may be muddy in places.