Wray Castle

Important notice -

Wray Castle car park, grounds and toilets are open daily to 6pm, but the Castle remains closed. The café is open daily from 10.00 to 16.00. Booking not needed to visit the grounds. Boat services to and from Ambleside are not running.

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

More about this place

Wray Castle

Things to see and do


Car parks for Windermere west shore 

Best explored on foot or by bike, Windermere west shore is the place to go for lakeside strolls, great views and picnics by the water. Here’s a handy guide to our car parks along Windermere west shore to help you plan your day.

Daffodils and crocuses in spring garden at Charlecote

Spring awakenings at Wray Castle  

Make the most of the lengthening days and new bursts of colour on a family visit to Wray Castle this spring.

Arrive in style

Wray Castle


Hardwicke Rawnsley, co-founder of the National Trust

Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley at Wray Castle 

Did you know that one of the founders of the National Trust had a close connection to Wray Castle?