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

Beatrix Potter's Vision: A celebration of the Lake District

Thu 17 Oct 2019
This photographic exhibition explores the woodlands across the Lake District. Featuring expanses of open water with mountainous backdrops, to looking closer at a miniature landscape of lichens, mosses and ferns.

Upping sticks at sixty

Thu 17 Oct 2019
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

Thu 17 Oct 2019
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place.

Reading Wray Castle

Thu 17 Oct 2019
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

Landmark in the landscape

Thu 17 Oct 2019
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

'Looking out for the small things': family activities

Wed 23 Oct 2019
In partnership with Plantlife, drop in between 10am and 4pm to take part in a series of activities celebrating the natural world.
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Things to see and do

Arrive in style

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Our work

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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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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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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.