Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th Oct PLUS Thursday 31st Oct, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd Nov.

Dare you visit one of Britain’s most haunted castles this Halloween?! 

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Halloween General Entry

Lineup for 2019, 25th-27th Oct and 31st Oct-2nd Nov:

  • The Muncaster Monster Cabaret with entertainment from 12 noon until late including fire juggling shows after dark.
  • The Ghostly Grotto (12 noon to 5pm) in the Stable Yard where there will be:
    • Face-painting (the small charge for this goes to a local charity)
    • Free children’s crafts
    • Lantern-making workshops (small charge applies, limited places, please book on arrival) with lantern procession at 6pm
    • Drumming workshops (limited places, book on arrival) joining the lantern procession at 6pm
  • The Scary Maze  – the Meadowvole Maze is transformed into a dark and scary otherworld for Halloween, definitely not for the nervous and not recommended for under 12s. From 2pm until late.
  • Tales from the Graveyard starts from the Ghostly Grotto at ca 5pm, advance booking not required
  • Potion Making in the Scary Dairy with the Black Monk. Limited places, please sign up on arrival, from 12 noon – 5pm.
  • Entertainment from The Bread & Butter Theatre Company (25th & 26th only) and Batala Lancaster Samba Reggae Band (27th only)
  • Cannon ‘Firing’ on the Cannon Bank with Foppletwig the Genie Hunter, ca 6pm
  • In the Castle: Witches! Do you believe in witches? No? Join us in the Castle this Halloween to see if we can convince you otherwise. Learn about spells and potions, charms, folklore and lots more witchery-pokery! Available with daytime Castle entry. Please note the Castle’s public rooms close earlier than usual during Halloween.

This is all available to holders of Halloween General Entry Tickets.

Full screen, sound on max! have a look at our Halloween promotional films below:

Castle Halloween Tour

A theatrical event in association with the University of Cumbria Performing Arts department, running at set times through the evenings. Please book your place in advance.

You will need to purchase a Castle Halloween Tour ticket which gives you entry into a tour at the time of your choosing plus general entry into all activities listed above.

The tour  is suitable for families; however, with its Halloween theme, some smaller children may find the tour frightening. We do offer a limited number of places free of charge for under 5s.

Cumbria University
Halloween Castle Ghost Tour Muncaster

The making of the 2016 Castle Halloween Tour featured on Channel 4’s series The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes, screened on More4 in July 2017.

Catering & Accommodation

The cafe will stay open later for food and drink, plus on the peak nights we are joined by some of our favourite outside caterers.

Looking for accommodation over this period? Stay onsite at the Coachmans Quarters B&B with Halloween general entry free of charge. Book with us direct for this period on 01229 717614 or email us at info[at] Alternatively, stay at the Pennington Hotel in Ravenglass which offers a B&B plus Halloween Castle Tour package.

Ticket Information:

15% discount for online purchase of General Entry and Castle Halloween Tour tickets. Please note that box office sales over the telephone will be at the full price.
Group rates for general entry and Castle Tour tickets are available for prebooked groups of 12 or more – contact us to book.

You have a choice of three tickets:

Halloween General Entry (with daytime Castle visit)
Daytime Hawk & Owl Centre visit incl daytime bird display, daytime Castle visit, Gardens, Scary Maze, Monster Cabaret and Ghostly Grotto.
NOT included; evening Halloween Castle Tour or Twilight Owls
Ticket prices: Adult – £16.00, Child – £8.00, Under 5s Free (no ticket required).
NB Castle open 12 noon – 3.30pm for daytime visit in Halloween Week.
Buy online and save 15%!


Halloween General Entry without daytime Castle visit
Daytime Hawk & Owl Centre visit incl daytime bird display, Gardens, Scary Maze, Monster Cabaret and Ghostly Grotto.
NOT included; daytime Castle visit, evening Halloween Castle Tour or Twilight Owls.
Ticket price:s Adult – £13.00, Child – £6.50, Under 5s Free (no ticket required).
With daytime Castle visit – Adult – £16.00, Child – £8.00, Under 5s Free (no ticket required).
Buy online and save 15%!


Halloween General Entry with evening Castle Halloween Tour
Fixed date ticket for an evening Castle Halloween Tour, which is a theatrical event at pre-booked time.
Tickets cover daytime Castle visit (12-3.30pm), daytime Hawk & Owl Centre visit incl daytime bird display, Gardens, Scary Maze, Monster Cabaret and Ghostly Grotto PLUS your Castle Halloween Tour. These tickets do not include Twilight Owls.
Ticket prices:  Adult – £24.50, Child – £12.25, tickets are required for under 5s but are free.
Tour tickets on sale online until 3pm on the day. Any remaining tickets are also available to purchase onsite on the day as upgrades to general entry. Tour tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged on the day of the tour. Buy online and save 15%!


Halloween Witches and Pumpkins

Buy Halloween General Entry Tickets
(with OR without daytime Castle visit)

Halloween at Muncaster

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Available NOW for 2019

Muncaster Hawk and Owl Centre

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