Get out and have fun at Wray Castle

People with bikes outside Wray Castle, Cumbria
The castle is the perfect place to start or finish your lakeside bike ride National Trust Images / Steven Barber

Build your own castle in the Castle Building room, dress up as the King or Queen of the Castle, warm up in the café with some tea and cake, visit Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, and more on a visit to Wray Castle with your family.

Have an adventure

Discover our newest addition to the castle; the Peter Rabbit Adventure. Perfect for our smallest visitors; they are free to play in Peter's burrow, explore Mr McGregor's garden, plan an adventure in the secret treehouse and then chill out in Old Brown's nest.

Take a tour

To find out why the castle looks the way it does inside, take one of our free guided tours. Look out for our conservation work too (see how this fireplace looks since it has been restored).

50 Things

We've lots of '50 Things' you can do here at the castle. Catch a falling leaf, roll down a really big hill, run around in the rain, climb a tree or build a den - which will you try?

The grounds

The castle's informal and family-friendly grounds beside Lake Windermere offer great scenery, lovely picnic spots all year round and room for the kids to go wild. We've bike trails, garden trails, short walks, geocaching and much more.

The Wray Castle estate when it was created in the 1840s included a church, an impressive Gatehouse, a jetty and several boathouses. Explore the tracks and grounds and see what you discover.

Buy our guide and map for £1.50 in the castle shop.

Cycle on the lakeshore track

With significant funding from GoLakes Travel partnership (via the Dept for Transport) the lakeshore track between Wray Castle and Ferry Landing has been much improved. It's a linear route, about four miles in total, great for cyclists; with Wray Castle perfectly positioned for a refreshment stop!

Enjoy our garden and tree trail

Families can enjoy exploring our garden and special trees with our downloadable guide.