Hard Hat Tour

Grab a torch for this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. It'll be a rare opportunity to explore the highs and lows of the castle (literally).

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Our 'Hard Hat Tours' take you beyond the normal visitor route into some of the unseen parts of Wray Castle. Armed with a torch and a hard hat, head up our spiral staircases, through narrow corridors and up onto the roof, learning more about the castle's colourful history.

Prices

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

Booking details
Call 015394 33250
To book, please call the phone number listed above or email wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Suitability
Suitable for children aged 10 and over
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please meet in the hall.
What to bring and wear
Sturdy footwear and wrap up warm, some parts of the castle may be a little chilly! We'll provide you with hard hats and torches.
Accessibility
This tour will take you into parts of the building not usually open to the public, so there'll be uneven floors, steep staircases and some narrow and dark spaces.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 November 2018 11:00 - 11:45 Sold out
13:00 - 13:45 Sold out
15:00 - 15:45 Sold out
18 November 2018 11:00 - 11:45 Sold out
13:00 - 13:45 Available
15:00 - 15:45 Available
24 November 2018 11:00 - 11:45 Available
13:00 - 13:45 Available
15:00 - 15:45 Available
25 November 2018 11:00 - 11:45 Available
13:00 - 13:45 Available
15:00 - 15:45 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

Sat 17 Nov 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

Sat 17 Nov 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.

Hard Hat Tour

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:00-11:45
Grab a torch for this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. It'll be a rare opportunity to explore the highs and lows of the castle (literally).

Reading Wray Castle

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:30-11:45
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

“Are we still debating this?”

Sun 18 Nov 2018
14:00-16:00
To celebrate our 2018 ‘Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control’ exhibition, local community groups will be holding presentations and debates revolving around women’s experiences today.