Wray Castle

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

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

A Nation's Heritage: Potter and Rawnsley

Thu 21 Sep 2017
19:30-21:00
Hear from the great-granddaughter of Hardwicke Rawnsley, Dr Rosalind Rawnsley, about the man who went on to become one of the three founders of the National Trust and his friendship with Beatrix Potter, author, farmer and conservationist too.

Running at Wray Castle

Tue 26 Sep 2017
18:00-19:00
Enjoy running in the grounds of Wray Castle with these fun running sessions, led by experienced leaders.

Hard Hat Tour

Sat 14 Oct 2017
11:00-12:00
Go beyond the visitor route on this behind the scenes tour of this quirky Victorian building.
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Eating

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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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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.

Visitors in the grounds at Wray Castle, Cumbria

Wray Castle historical research project  

Our new research project will help us fill in some gaps and bust some myths that surround the colourful history of Wray Castle.

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Get involved

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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

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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.