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

Two boys paddle in lake Windermere at Wray Castle


Cool off in England's largest lake at the end of this circular walk around the Wray Castle estate and Blelham Tarn.

Three girls enjoying the outdoor play trail at Wray Castle

Wray Castle  

Wray Castle’s play trail is always open for adventure. Test your balancing skills on the slack line, climb up the rope on the scramble board, and be king or queen of the tree-castle in the woods.

Inside the cafe at Wray Castle

A bite to eat 

We've brought the castle's original kitchen back to life with our new Kitchen Court Café. Indulge yourself with a sweet treat or savoury delight during your visit.

A family enjoying the sun on the lawn at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Summer fun in the Lake District 

Make the most of long summer days exploring the great outdoors. We're home to mountains, rolling hills, lakes, woodlands and wildlife. Find the perfect place to play out this summer in the Lake District.

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?