Reading Wray Castle

This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You'll be able to learn how the Gothic Revival style came about, how the practicalities of an early Victorian house were fitted in and how the Dawson's personalised their new house.

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
In the library on the ground floor of Wray Castle.
Accessibility
If needed, 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
22 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
23 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
25 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
26 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
27 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
28 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
29 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
30 June 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
2 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
3 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
4 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
5 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
6 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
7 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
8 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
9 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
10 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
11 July 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-16:00
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle's story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.

Upping Sticks at Sixty

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:30-10:45
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

Reading Wray Castle

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-11:15
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk

Fri 22 Jun 2018
12:00-12:15
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, 'The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control'.

Landmark in the Landscape

Fri 22 Jun 2018
12:00-12:45
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

Wray Runners at Wray Castle

Tue 26 Jun 2018
18:00-19:00
Meet in the car park for running sessions of all abilities. These take place in the grounds of Wray Castle, where the panoramic lake views provide all the motivation you need to keep going.