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Notice: **The castle is now closed for winter.** The grounds are open everyday for walks and winter wandering.

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

Wray Castle came to us without its contents so you will not see a 'typical' National Trust house full of paintings, furniture and antiques with an accompanying owner-family history through the ages. What you will see is a 'tired' but fascinating building with hints of its ‘grand’ past and plenty of signs of its varied history. Make sure you join one of our free tours to get its full life story.

If you've children to entertain you'll be pleased to know the rooms may be empty of grand possessions but full of kids having fun in our dressing up and castle-building spaces, perfect for a wet day in the Lakes! There’s plenty to do outdoors too, like rope swing, den-building and trails, in our family-friendly gardens and grounds.

Please note our car park is small and often full by 11am. Avoid disappointment by arriving by boat or bus. There are regular boats direct from Ambleside or a bus service running from Ferry Nab via Hill Top and Hawkshead.

The giant Christmas tree is up!

See how the main hall in the castle has been spruced up for Christmas.

Putting up the tree is a Christmas tradition that goes back to the Victorians and one that can't fail to get you in the Christmas spirit.

At home, you probably get all the family to help select the tree, put it up and decorate it, but the task at Wray Castle isn't quite so simple.

See how we do Christmas Trees, Wray Castle style in our short, comic video!

Fancy a nosey?

Go beyond the usual visitor route on one of our 'Hard Hat' tours. If you'd like to experience the hidden castle, cobwebs and all, then this is the tour for you.

Hold on tight

Fancy having a go at Husky Mushing right here in the Lakes? Experience the thrill of driving husky dogs in the beautiful surroundings of Wray Castle.

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