Wray Castle

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

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Secrets of the Grounds

Sat 10 Feb 2018
10:30-11:15
An outdoor tour to learn about Wray Castle both past and present.

Exclusive guided tours

Mon 26 Feb 2018
10:00-11:00
This hour-long tour is an opportunity to explore the far reaches of the building whilst we install the 2018 'The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control' exhibition.

The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

Sat 03 Mar 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 asks reflective questions of the audience.

Reading Wray Castle

Sat 03 Mar 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

Sat 03 Mar 2018
12:00-12:15
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, 'The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control'.

Landmark in the Landscape

Sat 03 Mar 2018
12:00-12:45
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.
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Our work

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An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.

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Shopping

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.

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Places to stay

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Eating

Cake for sale in café, Cumbria

A bite to eat 

We have lots of sweet treats and tasty savoury delights on offer at the Castle. Indulge in something while you're here - just like knights of old!

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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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Groups

Tour leader Ross points out some unusual tree species in the grounds of Wray Castle

Visiting Wray Castle as a group 

We welcome groups at Wray Castle but ask that you please book ahead. Here's all the information you need to visit this unusual National Trust property.