Press and Media

August 2019

The Three Graces Grand Opening Press Release

2019-08-27T14:17:00+01:00Castle Curators Diary, Latest News, Press and Media|

PRESS RELEASE - “THE THREE GRACES” A queen of beauty A feminist social reformer A literary talent Download the press release in PDF format Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women. For over 800 years, talented, plucky and spirited women are found peppered liberally throughout the family tree of Iona Frost-Pennington, [...]

The Three Graces Castle Exhibition Press Release

2019-08-11T11:28:18+01:00Press and Media|

Read the press release here PDF. Image is 'The Honourable Mrs Caroline Norton and Her Sisters' by William Etty. By kind permission of Manchester Art Gallery PRESS RELEASE “THE THREE GRACES” A queen of beauty A feminist social reformer A literary talent Muncaster Castle celebrates the astonishing achievements of three remarkable Victorian women. For over 800 [...]

July 2019

Krankenhaus Festival Press Release 18th July 2019

2019-07-27T10:03:01+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

British Sea Power present Krankenhaus Festival 6-8 September 2019 at Muncaster Castle, near Ravenglass, Cumbria, UK Music. Falcons. Beer bar. Fully functioning light railway. Featuring British Sea Power • Snapped Ankles • Bo Ningen • Squid • the Pictish Trail • Modern  Ovens • Celestial North • Steven Morris (New Order) • Will Burns and [...]

BearGanza Grand Opening Press Release

2019-07-27T10:18:00+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

PRESS RELEASE : TEDDY BEAR TAKEOVER AT MUNCASTER CASTLE BEARGANZA OFFICIALLY OPENED BY FOOL OF MUNCASTER Over 80 Teddy Bears have successfully stormed Muncaster Castle and are now enjoying living there along with the slightly bearwildered Pennington Family, who have previously held the Castle on their own for well over 800 years. To celebrate their [...]

June 2019

Great writeup for the Western Lake District in the Guardian

2019-07-16T14:21:38+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

The Guardian's writer visited our area by train on a car-free visit organised by Cumbria Tourism, was a guest at our sister property the Pennington and visited Muncaster, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Eskdale Mill and other neighbouring attractions, as well as taking in some of our loveliest local walking such as Dalegarth Falls and Drigg [...]

Dogs Monthly mention for Muncaster

2019-07-16T14:22:20+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

There's a mention for Muncaster from Dogs Monthly Magazine's feature Heritage Hounds, dog-friendly days out at heritage properties with Cumbria's Living Heritage - read the article here. There's lots more on the website about bringing your dog to Muncaster - where everyone's Heritage Hounds are welcome with a few rules for everyone's comfort and safety [...]

April 2019

Eric Robson at Muncaster

2019-07-10T15:38:32+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

Renowned broadcaster and local resident Eric Robson was filmed being interviewed at Muncaster today. He was talking to Mark McAlindon for BBC Look North East & Cumbria about his retirement after 25 years at the helm of BBC Radio 4’s flagship gardening programme Gardeners’ Question Time. With stunning footage of Muncaster’s spring gardens as a [...]

Muncaster and the HHA pledge an oak for Notre Dame

2019-04-19T10:28:30+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

Some of you will remember the devastating fire which badly damaged York Minster back in the 1980s. However, you may not know that forty of Britain's great houses and estates, including Muncaster, rallied around then to provide that most precious building material for a medieval cathedral, the English oak. Eighty huge trees were donated [...]

June 2017

Muncaster on the TV

2017-11-01T02:15:46+01:00Muncaster Estates Blog, Castle Curators Diary, Latest News, Press and Media|

Muncaster is featuring in a fly-on-the-wall documentary for Channel 4. This was filmed over 2016 and is being screened on More4 from July 4th at 9pm. Images of Muncaster and the area show up throughout the series but look out for Muncaster particularly in these three episodes; July 11th is about the restoration of the [...]

May 2017

Expedia Seven-Day Castle Road Trip includes Muncaster

2017-07-07T14:48:22+01:00Latest News, Press and Media|

Expedia featured Muncaster on their seven-day road trip around Northern England, picking up the area's best castles. Their route starts at the borders taking in Carlisle, Hutton in the Forest, Bolton, Lowther, Skipton, Sizergh and Kendal before turning west to spend the final day at Muncaster. Describes as the most flamboyant castle on the route, [...]