Wray Castle

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

Wray Castle

Things to see and do

A summer of adventure


If you go down to the woods today...

Have you discovered the new treehouse, or 'treecastle' in our grounds? After you submitted your ideas, our rangers have been working hard to complete this recent project, to make our outdoor play area even more of an adventure.

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Grass Caterpillars

Thu 01 Sep 2016
Join our Rangers as we get stuck into some mud creating grass caterpillars, it may get messy but it'll be great fun!

Canoeing Taster Session

Fri 02 Sep 2016
Try paddle power in this free taster session.

Sunday Sports Days

Sun 04 Sep 2016
Come and enjoy a Summer of Sport at Wray Castle on our Sunday Sports Days!

Enjoy Running at Wray Castle

Tue 06 Sep 2016
Enjoy running at Wray Castle with these runs, led by experienced leaders. You'll get helpful tips and techniques for running offroad, and there'll be different drills every week to develop skills, confidence and fitness. These friendly sessions...

Have a go at Volunteering

Wed 07 Sep 2016
Get stuck in and have a go at volunteering with our rangers.

Besom Making

Mon 24 Oct 2016
Come and join our rangers to make your very own besom using traditional woodland methods and local materials.
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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

Our work

South Lakes volunteers Neil and Lesley get stuck in to some dry-stone walling, Cumbria

Read Neil and Lesley's volunteer story 

We're very lucky to be joined by lots of volunteers who help us care for the special places you love. Neil and Lesley have been volunteering with us for 12 months and have loved every minute of it...take it from them!