Wray Castle

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

Wray Castle

What's on

A sailing boat on Windermere

Hoist the sails! Beginners' sailing sessions at the castle 

Try your hand at something new with our taster sailing sessions on Windermere.

Upcoming events

Take off! A summer of things that flutter

Sun 18 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
A celebration of bees, butterflies and moths through a range of indoor and outdoor self-led family activities. Are you ready to take off this summer?

Landmark in the landscape

Sun 18 Aug 2019
10:30-11:15
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

Upping sticks at sixty

Sun 18 Aug 2019
11:00-11:15
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, a middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

The survival of Wray Castle

Sun 18 Aug 2019
12:00-12:15
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place.

Hoist the sails! (Boat two: 7 - 16 yrs)

Tue 20 Aug 2019
09:30-11:00
A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson's silver cup?

Hoist the sails! (Boat one: families)

Tue 20 Aug 2019
09:30-11:00
A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson's silver cup?
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Things to see and do

Arrive in style

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Our work

Rangers learning the craft of hedgelaying

The art of hedgelaying 

Have you ever wondered why there are so many hedges in the countryside, or why they're there? Ranger Clair Payne talks about work happening around Hawkshead and Low Wray to restore these important features of the Cumbrian landscape.

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Shopping

Easter display and rugs in the Wray Castle shop

Take home a keepsake 

From elegant scarves, fascinating books and accessories for every knight’s needs; Wray Castle’s shop caters for all the family.

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Eating

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Places to stay

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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 and there’s no need to book. Here's all the information you need to be aware of for your visit.