Explore the Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre and Meadowvole Maze
Muncaster makes a wonderful full day out for any group. Our gardens, Castle, Hawk & Owl Centre and Meadowvole Maze offer something for everyone. The breathtaking vista of the Western Lakeland fells and Scafell Pike (England’s highest mountain) mean the views alone make the trip worthwhile. We recommend a minimum of 2½ hours at Muncaster but many groups find that they can spend up to five or more hours here quite happily. Remember to pack your camera.
As an alternative, we do recommend combining your visit to Muncaster with our neighbouring attraction the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway – narrow gauge heritage steam. We can offer a combined group rate; “Steam on the Wild Side”.
Though many groups do, you don’t have to visit both attractions on the same day so there are two great days out for one price.
May we remind you that the Castle itself is usually closed on Saturdays.
If you’re planning a winter visit, look at ‘Festive on the Wild Side‘ – just for groups. This is a combined Christmas experience for Castle and Ravenglass Railway, available on selected weekdays from late November, 2019 dates tbd. With Christmas castle tour and bird of prey display, lunch, steam train trip and mince pies and mulled wine included, it’s a full festive day out!
Please ask your driver to come in via the church gate entrance (ca 1/3 mile south of our main car park on the A595 and signed for coach, disabled and accommodation parking). There you will find reserved space for coaches. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Muncaster representative who will welcome your party, issue tickets and answer any questions you may have.
Note to coach drivers approaching from the south – the turning into the church gate entrance is on a bend near the top of a hill and is very tight so please approach slowly. For larger coaches travelling from the south, proceed past this entrance to our main car park and turn around there. Reapproach the entrance from the north.
Muncaster main season (23rd Mar – 2nd Nov) group prices for 2020 are as follows, for groups of 15 or more:
- Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre and Meadowvole Maze – £15 adults, £7.50 children aged 5-15, under 5s free.
- Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre and Meadowvole Maze – £9.30 adults, £5.30 children aged 5-15, under 5s free
- Please note £1 (50p child) supplements are applicable for visits during the Halloween week Oct 24-31st Oct.
Group prices are available to pre-booked parties paying in one amount on arrival or in advance.
Payment by cash or cards accepted or via invoice by prior arrangement only.
Current year prices will be held for group bookings made more than a year in advance, where next year’s prices are not yet available.
For that truly personal touch, we can arrange private tours of the Castle, Gardens or Hawk & Owl Centre for groups, lasting a minimum of one hour.
To make your day even more special, you could consider dining in style either in the Castle or the Old Laundry function room.
If you are interested in either a private tour or dining arrangements, please ask us for prices and more information.