Wray Castle

Important notice -

The ground floor of the castle, the grounds, car park, outside toilets and pop-up café are all open. Advanced booking not necessary. Wray Castle can be accessed via Ambleside as normal and is not impacted by road closures.

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

Wray Castle

Things to see and do

A family enjoying a picnic in the grounds of Wray Castle

Outdoor summer adventures at Wray Castle 

Paddle in the lake, picnic on the lawn, or go wild on the nature play trail. There’s plenty of outdoor fun for all the family this summer at 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.

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. The 2021 boat service starts on July 19.

Summer walks around Wray Castle

Wray Castle


View of chocolate flavoured baked items in the cafe at Wray Castle

Eating at Wray Castle 

Indulge yourself with a sweet treat and coffee to takeaway from the Pop-up Coffee Cabin at Wray Castle.

Wray Castle

Places to stay

Wray Castle


Hardwicke Rawnsley, co-founder of the National Trust

Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley at Wray Castle 

Did you know that one of the founders of the National Trust had a close connection to Wray Castle?