Wray Castle

Important notice -

During the busy Easter holidays we are directing cars to park at Ambleside & get the boat to the castle. See www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk for details.

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

Wray Castle

Things to see and do

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Guided Tours

Mon 24 Apr 2017
Wray Castle is not your usual National Trust property or your usual castle! So join a guided tour to discover the many tales this Victorian mansion has to tell.

Running at Wray Castle

Tue 25 Apr 2017
Enjoy running in the grounds of Wray Castle with these fun running sessions, led by experienced leaders.

Estate Walk

Sat 06 May 2017
Uncover the hidden histories of the castle grounds as you explore the estate created by the Dawson family over 100 years ago. Booking essential.

Hard Hat Tour

Sat 13 May 2017
Go beyond the visitor route on this behind the scenes tour and learn about some of the challenges of looking after a quirky Victorian Castle. Booking essential.

Tenants Talk: Freshwater Biological Association

Sat 20 May 2017
Wray Castle was once the home to the Freshwater Biological Association. Meet the FBA's Chief Executive, Dr Bill Brierley and hear how the castle influenced and gave opportunities to a group of scientists who become eminent in the field of...

The farm comes to the castle

Thu 01 Jun 2017
Do you know a ewe from a ram? A Swaledale from a Herdwick? Meet farm animals and let our local tenant farmer answer your questions.
Wray Castle


Wray Castle


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.

Wray Castle

Places to stay

Wray Castle

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.

Wray Castle


group on picnic bench at Wray Castle

Visiting Wray Castle as a group 

Wray Castle is a great day out for your school or group.