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Welcome to Muncaster Castle and Gardens

Historic Haunted Castle, Himalayan Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre with daily flying displays, MeadowVole Maze and Playgrounds, Cafe and Giftshops, Accommodation and Special Events... Things to Do and Fun Days Out in the Western Lake District for all the family!

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Upcoming Events

Summer of Fun Living History Week, Aug 23-31

23 Aug - 31 Aug 2015

Throughout the week we have a range of history events to keep the whole family entertained! Think history is dusty and boring? Think again; Living History Week brings the past to life with enthusiastic and knowledgeable re-enacters from across the centuries. Normal entry charges apply.

Halloween Week Halloween Week 25-31 Oct

25 Oct - 31 Oct 2015

Our biggest event of the year!  Dare you visit one of Britain's most haunted castles this Halloween? Many activities are accessible with Halloween General Entry tickets. The evening Castle Ghost Tours at set times require a special ticket and sell out every year so book early to avoid disappointment.

Our famous fireworks are at 6.30pm on the first night this year, which is Sunday 25th (weather permitting). On the other nights (Mon 26th to Sat 31st) there will be a Ghostly Owls flying display at 7pm (tickets required) on the Flying Meadow.

Halloween at Muncaster is always popular, there may be queues for some activities and it may not be possible to get around everything on offer. Arrive early to have the best chance of doing it all and in good time if you have a timed tour booked.

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Muncaster Hawk & Owl Centre Hawk & Owl Centre Daily Displays

23 Aug 2015

Throughout Living History Week, Muncaster Hawk & Owl Centre offers the 'World of Owls' display at 11.30am and 'Sky Hunters' at 2.30pm, both on the Meadow, and the wild heron feed at 4pm on the Cannon Bank. Displays plus entry to the Centre are all included in your entry ticket : more here

Pennington Hotels: The largest selection of quality accommodation in the Western Lake District

The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.