If you have any queries about visiting Muncaster Castle please call 01229 717614 or email: info@muncaster.co.uk

Directions to Muncaster Castle

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 use the Google route planner below and that will guide you directly to our main Car Park. Please note that during the winter months (November to Easter), parking and entry for all customers is via the Church Lane entrance, 1/3 mile south of the 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.

Location Map

By Train

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.northernrailway.co.uk 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.

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.

  • 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 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.
  • 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.


You can contact us using the following methods:

By email to: info@muncaster.co.uk
for general enquiries, Coachmans Quarters B&B, info on weddings / functions / corporate events and media / press enquiries.

Help us to direct you to the right person by stating the purpose of your enquiry in the message title.

By telephone or fax to:
Tel: 01229 717 614
Fax 01229 717 010

In writing to:
Muncaster Castle
CA18 1RQ

In person:
To Reception (via the church gate entrance ca 1/3 mile south on the A595 from our main car park, following signs for accommodation, disabled parking and coach park). Reception is open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday and Sunday in the main season Easter to end October.

Muncaster Castle Gardens & Estate

Getting Here

Muncaster Castle
Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ


Opening Times

  • 23 March - 3 November: Open Daily
Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Estate

Opening Times

23 March 2024 - 3 November 2024 : Open Daily

  • Castle: 12-4pm
  • Gardens: 10.30am-5pm
  • Hawk & Owl Centre: 10.30am-4.30pm
  • The Stables Yard Cafe: 10.30am-4pm
  • World of Owls Display in Hawk & Owl Centre: 11.30am
  • Sky Hunters Display: 2pm
  • The Weapons Hall: Open Daily

Find & Contact

Muncaster Castle
Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

01229 717614

The Castle

The Castle

The Gardens

The Gardens

Hawk & Owl Centre

Hawk & Owl Centre

What's On

What's On