Coronavirus opening update

We are sorry that Muncaster Castle including the Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre and all our other attractions & facilities must continue to be closed on Government advice. Together we will beat this bug!

However, we will do our best to post images and short video clips of beautiful Muncaster as we go through spring. Although you can’t enjoy being here in person we hope you’ll like seeing occasional updates from us as we do our best to ensure all our wonderful visitors can come back once this emergency situation is over.

We will extend all valid Friends of Muncaster cards for whatever our enforced closed period will be. Please watch our social media feeds including Facebook & Instagram and we will do our best to keep you informed and occasionally entertained

Stay safe, take care and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back again. Wish you were here!

Iona, Peter & Isla Frost-Pennington

In 2020 we will be open as below;

  • We will be open when restrictions are lifted - please keep checking here and our social media pages for the latest information.
Hawk & Owl Centre
Bird Displays
Owl Garden 
Tearoom & Shop
Main Gift Shop
& Cafe
MeadowVole Maze
Main season
When restrictions are lifted
11.30 & 2.00
12.00-4.00 Sun-Fri
(Closed Sat)
Open (NB closed 21-24 Oct)
27 Oct - 1 Nov
11.30 & 2.00
12.00-late (as Scary Maze)
Winter season
Sat & Sun ONLY
3 Nov-22 Dec
1.30 &
Wild Heron Feed 3.00
Call to check

CASTLE CLOSED MOST SATURDAYS EASTER TO OCTOBER. By exception, the Castle may open during this period on Saturdays at Bank Holiday weekends and during school holidays when no functions are booked. This will be notified on the website home page.

Entry to the site and ticket sales are via Main Gate from Easter to Halloween incl. At other times, entry is via the Church Gate entrance (ca 1/3 mile south from our main gate car park and signed for Coach, Disabled and Accommodation parking), with tickets available from the Owl Garden Tearoom or Reception.