Muncaster Castle, with a history dating back to prehistoric times, is the jewel in the crown of the Western Lake District.

Pass through the front door of the castle into the ancient setting of the Great Hall. The medieval fortified Pele Tower is reputedly built on Roman foundations. Experience the ornate state rooms, beautiful furniture, treasures and artworks spanning over 800 years of the Pennington family living at Muncaster.

As a Muncaster Heritage visitor you will also enjoy 77 acres of stunning gardens. These are a perfect mix of trimmed lawns, towering shrubs and miles of paths winding through wildlife rich woodland with breath-taking views of England’s highest mountains. A joy to explore at anytime of year, springtime is the peak flowering season.

Muncaster’s conservation based Hawk and Owl Centre is home to a diverse range of birds from around the world with two spectacular daily flying displays. Learn why vultures should be loved, not loathed!

The famous Victorian art critic John Ruskin described the views from Muncaster as “Gateway to Paradise”. Why not visit and enjoy these heavenly delights?

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3 Day VIP Visit to Muncaster Castle

Visitors can now relish a memorable and exceptional visit to Muncaster Castle and surrounding area.

Three days exploring Muncaster Castle, the garden and picturesque area, meeting the Pennington family and enjoying private tours and dining in the castle.

This three day VIP visit offers a unique insight into historic Muncaster Castle and the wonderful Western Lake District combined with luxury experiences only available with this premier itinerary. The Pennington family, who have lived at Muncaster for over 800 years, will do their very best to ensure you enjoy a fabulous experience!


Please call 01229 717614 or email to enquire about our heritage experiences

From your initial enquiry, our team will be dedicated to delivering the service that you’d expect from a venue as impressive as Muncaster Castle.