Welcome to Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre

  • Historic haunted castle, Himalayan gardens, bluebell woods
  • Hawk & Owl Centre, exhilarating flying displays, bird of prey experiences
  • Enchanted Trail, Meadowvole Maze and adventure playgrounds
  • Cafes, gift-shops and accommodation
  • Wedding, function and corporate event venue
  • Gift experiences and special events.

For groups, for individuals and families, for days out or memorable special occasions, Muncaster offers an unforgettable experience to all in an idyllic setting amongst the Western Lake District fells. Come visit us soon.

Muncaster Castle, Western Lake District
Muncaster Castle & Gardens - the clocktower range
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handler Emma holding an owl
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Special Events at Muncaster - Colour Run for Hospice At Home
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Tickets & Online Store - Afternoon Tea in the Castle gift experience
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Coachmans Quarters B&B Muncaster Castle
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Lake District weddings at Muncaster Castle
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autumn colours in the Muncaster grounds
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hawk & owl Centre
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16 hours ago
Race the Tide

Race The Tide, the Lakes' friendliest adventure race, takes place at Muncaster this coming Saturday 24th August. You're still in time (just about!) to come for the day or the whole weekend as ... See more

OBSTACLE EXCLUSIVE: Race The Tide founder hard at work, testing out 'walk the plank'. What is your jump style!? ⭐🏊💣
#starfish #beanpole #bomb #bellyflop #racethetide2019

1 day ago

A new album out and coming to the Krankenhaus Festival too - meet the exquisitely elegant music of Rozi Plain. Krankenhaus is 6th-8th Sep at Muncaster - tickets and more info : http://bit.ly/2ZHKFYI

2 days ago

Pictish Trail and full band come to Muncaster with the Krankenhaus Festival Sep 6-8. Spectral, mesmerising and intriguing - hear more here https://youtu.be/UdfQuX0Z6fk - or better still, join us to ... See more

3 days ago

Emmy Award nominee Hannah Peel and poet Will Burns bring their fine collaboration Chalk Hill Blue to Muncaster for the Krankenhaus Festival, 6th-8th Sept
(The nomination? For work on the Game of ... See more

4 days ago

The main event! The multitalented British Sea Power perform daily at their Krankenhaus Festival, Sep 6-8 at Muncaster. Hear some of their stirring soundtrack work here: ... See more

5 days ago

Acclaimed vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Alison Cotton's new record releases Oct 31. You can experience her haunting folk sound at the Krankenhaus Festival at Muncaster 6-8 Sep
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6 days ago
Simon Armitage pens poem on cancer pill

Poet Laureate and Krankenhaus Festival performer Simon Armitage in the BBC News for having his The Institute of Cancer Research poem engraved on a pill! Read more on the Beeb: ... See more

The Poet Laureate has his work micro-engraved on to a tablet to honour a new research centre.

1 week ago

Running Aug 12th-18th, our Castle exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, when 18 were killed and hundreds injured at a protest demanding parliamentary reform at St Peter's ... See more

1 week ago

Steve Davis appearing at Muncaster? Synth rather than snooker though! British Sea Power's Krankenhaus Festival 6-8 Sept welcomes Steve together with Kavus Torabi and Michael York (aka The Utopia ... See more

1 week ago

The Poet Laureate appearing at Muncaster? Simon Armitage presents his poetry plus, being a music enthusiast, will be DJing too at British Sea Power's Krankenhaus Festival in September. Tickets and ... See more

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Latest News from Muncaster

  • castle exhibitions

    The Three Graces Castle Exhibition Aug 19-Sep 2

    A queen of beauty A feminist social reformer A literary talent From August 19th to September 2nd (exhibition open 12 noon to 4pm daily), Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian [...]

  • Medieval Muncaster

    Medieval Muncaster Aug 24th-26th 2019

    Over the bank holiday weekend, Muncaster returns to the 15th century with the Red Wyvern re-enactment society. Think history is dusty and boring? Think again; Medieval Muncaster brings the past to life with enthusiastic [...]

  • Race the Tide medals

    Race the Tide Aug 24th 2019

    Muncaster Castle is hosting the Lake District's friendliest adventure race, “Race the Tide” on Saturday 24th August, with options to make a bank holiday weekend of it, 23rd to 26th August. Once more the [...]

  • Castle Saturday opening over summer

    Please note, the Castle's public rooms will be open on Saturday i.e. seven days including Saturday, when they’re usually closed - on Saturday 13th, 20th and 27th July plus 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August. [...]

  • Krankenhaus Festival

    Krankenhaus Festival with British Sea Power Sep 6th-8th

    A weekend event held on the Muncaster Estate and including free camping and entry to Castle, Gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre plus bird of prey displays, the Krankenhaus Festival kicks off at 6pm [...]