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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.

Half term fun

Kids can play all day in the castle grounds

The castle is the perfect place to have a go at some 50 things activities this half term. We've got geocaching, fires & marshmallows, stone skimming and lots more. 

Start planning your family's adventure now. 

Listen up

The Harmonica Botanica is coming to Wray Castle

Thanks to everyone who came to see and hear Harmonica Botanica in action, we're sad to see it go.

Give your feedback by completing this survey for a chance to win a cultural break in the Lakes later this year. 

I fell asleep listening to the plant and missed my bus home!

One of our Wray Castle, Harmonica Botanica visitors