Wray Castle

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

Wray Castle

Things to see and do

A summer of adventure


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.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Tree Climbing and Zipwire

Thu 28 Jul 2016
Meet the foresters, our expert tree climbers, and discover challenge number 1 of your 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4!

Sailing Taster Session

Fri 29 Jul 2016
Take to the water in this free sailing taster session as part of our Summer of Sport.

Sunday Sports Days

Sun 31 Jul 2016
Come and enjoy a Summer of Sport at Wray Castle on our Sunday Sports Days!

Pyjama Drama: Let's go on a Dragon Hunt!

Tue 02 Aug 2016
Are you brave enough to come on a dragon hunt? Pyjama Drama takes children on adventures where imagination has the starring role. We pretend, play drama games, sing songs, dance, role-play and have lots and lots of fun!

Enjoy Running at Wray Castle

Tue 02 Aug 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 03 Aug 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!
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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.

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Places to stay

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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!