Wray Castle

Important notice -

As part of a National Trust systems improvement programme, we are having new tills installed over the next few days, at the visitor welcome desk. Apologies in advance for any delays you may experience whilst we become familiar with our new systems.

Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds

Wray Castle

Things to see and do


If you go down to the woods today...

Have you discovered the new treehouse, or 'treecastle' in our grounds? After you submitted your ideas, our rangers have been working hard to complete this recent project, to make our outdoor play area even more of an adventure.

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Lake and Landscape Tour

Fri 27 May 2016
With its views across the lake, carefully planted woodland and even a set of mock ruins meant to deceive guests as to its age, Wray Castle sits within the picturesque tradition the Lake District is so famous for.

Enjoy Running at Wray Castle

Tue 31 May 2016
Enjoy running at Wray Castle with these runs, led by experienced leaders. You'll get helpful tips and techniques for running offroad, and there'll be different drills every week to develop skills, confidence and fitness. These friendly sessions...


Wed 01 Jun 2016
Pick up a bow and have a go! When James and Margaret Dawson built Wray Castle in the 1840s, it was never intended to be a defensive fortress, but we like to be prepared!

The Farm comes to Wray

Thu 02 Jun 2016
Do you know a ewe from a ram? A Swaledale from a Herdwick? Our local farmer will answer all of your questions as the farm comes to the castle.

Mini Raft Building

Thu 11 Aug 2016
Ready for adventure? Try not to get your feet wet!

Grass Caterpillars

Thu 01 Sep 2016
Join our Rangers as we get stuck into some mud creating grass caterpillars, it may get messy but it'll be great fun!
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Wray Castle


Young girl in National Trust gift shop

Take home a keepsake 

Pick up a reminder of your visit to Wray Castle from our on-site shop - budding archers could even leave with their first bow under their belts.

Wray Castle

Places to stay

Wray Castle

Our work

South Lakes volunteers Neil and Lesley get stuck in to some dry-stone walling, Cumbria

Read Neil and Lesley's volunteer story 

We're very lucky to be joined by lots of volunteers who help us care for the special places you love. Neil and Lesley have been volunteering with us for 12 months and have loved every minute of it...take it from them!