Upping Sticks at Sixty

This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, a middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

James and Margaret Dawson were a middle-class couple, products of the Industrial Revolution in Liverpool. Upon retirement, and after inheriting a large amount of money, they built a statement home in the Lake District. In this short talk, you'll hear about the building of Wray Castle and it's estate, and about their life there.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Wray Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.80 £9.60
Child £5.40 £4.80
Family £27.00 £24.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Talks take place in the former Music Room, on the ground floor of Wray Castle.
Accessibility
There is level access to the ground floor of Wray Castle at the side of the building near the outdoor toilets. Please ask a member of staff to assist you.
Other
Talks may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, so if you are travelling especially for this event, please phone on the day to double check the talk is taking place.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
17 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
18 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
19 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
20 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
21 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
22 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
23 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
24 February 2019 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
25 February 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
26 February 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
27 February 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
28 February 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
1 March 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
2 March 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
3 March 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
4 March 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
5 March 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
6 March 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available
7 March 2019 10:30 - 10:45 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
16:00 - 16:15 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Wray Castle
Email
wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 33250

Upcoming events

Landmark in the Landscape

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:30-11:15
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

Upping Sticks at Sixty

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-11:15
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, a middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

The survival of Wray Castle

Sat 16 Feb 2019
12:00-12:15
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place.

Reading Wray Castle

Mon 25 Feb 2019
11:30-11:45
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

Sky of birds and paper meadow

Sat 02 Mar 2019
10:00-16:00
During the weekends of March, drop in and help us celebrate the arrival of spring with this creative activity.