Wray Castle

Important notice -

On Sunday 28 May we were closed to vehicles due to a fallen tree on the drive (now cleared). As a result we expect Bank Holiday Monday 29 May to be very, very busy. Parking is very restricted so please arrive by boat from Ambleside instead. Thanks.

Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds

Wray Castle

Things to see and do

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Running at Wray Castle

Tue 30 May 2017
Enjoy running in the grounds of Wray Castle with these fun running sessions, led by experienced leaders.

The farm comes to the castle

Thu 01 Jun 2017
Do you know a ewe from a ram? A Swaledale from a Herdwick? Meet farm animals and let our local tenant farmer answer your questions.

Estate Walk

Sat 10 Jun 2017
Explore the estate created by James Dawson over 100 years ago, and learn the history of key features in the castle grounds. Booking essential.

Hard Hat Tour

Sat 17 Jun 2017
Go beyond the visitor route into some of the unseen parts of the Castle, to see and learn more about this quirky Gothic Revival mansion. Booking essential.
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Wray Castle


Young girl in National Trust gift shop

Take home a keepsake 

Pick up a reminder of your visit to Wray Castle from our on-site shop - budding archers could even leave with their first bow under their belts.

Wray Castle

Places to stay

Wray Castle

Get involved

Volunteer helps children with craft activity

Become a volunteer 

Volunteer with us at Wray Castle; work in an amazing place, meet new people and know that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to start volunteering.

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group on picnic bench at Wray Castle

Visiting Wray Castle as a group 

Wray Castle is a great day out for your school or group.