The historic haunted castle, still a lived-in family home after nine centuries, commands lower Eskdale from its vantage point above the Ravenglass estuary.

Set in 77 acres of woodland and gardens against the backdrop of the Western Lake District fells, these idyllic surroundings provide memorable days out for visitors of all ages, the most imposing of settings for corporate events or private parties and the wedding venue to die for.

Muncaster offers a full day out – or more – with something for everyone. From families with children looking for a range of activities to keep everyone entertained to groups looking for an excellent value venue for a day excursion or to visit one of our range of evening events for arts and culture, Muncaster Castle and Gardens and its Hawk & Owl Centre earn their place as a top attraction in Cumbria.

With stunning views and fascinating history, we’re a must-see attraction for those visiting the Lake District. We hope to see you soon.

  • conservation work on the castle paintings

    Getting ready to open

    The Conservation team are busy with spring cleaning and preparing the Castle for opening. This is the time of year that we check the condition of our artefacts and make sure they remain free from [...]

  • View of Muncaster Castle from terrace

    Castle Saturday Opening in summer

    Please note that the Castle interior will be open 12 noon to 4pm on the following Saturdays in the school summer holidays, as well as Sunday to Friday 12 noon to 4pm as usual. Saturday 28th [...]

  • Volunteer Week Muncaster Castle

    Castle Curators Team Volunteer Week 13th Nov

    Volunteer Week at Muncaster begins the 13th of November 2017 and runs for seven days through to Sunday 19th November. This is when the Castle is closed to the public and we are able to [...]