Wray Castle

Important notice -

Please note the play trail is closed due to storm damage.

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

Wray Castle

Things to see and do

Windermere Cruise Boat, Tern, on Windermere, Cumbria

Catch the boat to Wray Castle  

Start you day at Wray Castle in the best way, and arrive by boat to our personal jetty.

A family walks along the shore of Windermere at Wray Castle

Windermere west shore walk 

A wonderful linear low-level lakeshore walk, through woodland and parkland, featuring great views of the islands, woodland archaeology and the Victorian Gothic Wray Castle.


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.

Two men in blue tshirts laughing as they walk through the green countryside of the Lake District

Planning your visit to the Lake District  

Get the best out of your visit to the Lake District by planning ahead. We've pulled together the tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most out of your trip and help us look after the Lake District. Find a car park, understand where you can and cannot stay overnight and get tips for ways to stay safe in the Lakes.

Lake view

Swimming in the Lake District  

Swimming in lakes, rivers and tarns is a popular activity in the Lake District, but it is important to be aware of the risks involved before entering the water. Lakes and tarns can be deep and the water will still be cold, even on warm days. Before you set off, read the Lake District National Park's guide to swimming to make sure you have the right skills and equipment to stay safe in the water.

Wray Castle


Enjoy food from Joey's cafe on the terrace

Eating at Wray Castle 

Indulge yourself with a sweet treat and coffee from Joey's Cafe at the Castle.

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Brought to Light: the photographs of Rupert Potter

Thu 19 May 2022
Brought to Light showcases the photography of Rupert Potter, father of Beatrix, in a never before seen way.
Wray Castle

Places to stay

Wray Castle