Wray Castle

Important notice -

Sorry - our castle shop is closed today.

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

Bird Box Safari

Thu 23 Feb 2017
Build a bird box for feathered friends then walk through the woods with our ranger to choose the best spot in the castle grounds to hang the home for new residents. Booking essential, call us now to make sure you don't miss out!

Children's Book Festival - Book Boat

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Arrive at the Children's Book Festival in style onboard the specially chartered Book Boat, sailing from Bowness Bay to the castle's own boathouse. Please note, people sailing must have already purchased a day ticket for the Book Festival.

Sat 4 March Day Ticket: Wray Castle Children's Book Festival

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Get your day ticket before buying your author event tickets. Your day ticket provides access to the castle and a wide range of free activities.

Ed Vere: Wray Castle Children's Book Festival

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Max thinks he'd like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that's not what friendship is all about . . .Is it?

Axel Scheffler and Philip Ardagh: Wray Castle Children's Book Festival

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Join Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author Philip Ardagh and Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler for some frankly improbable but hilarious adventures with the Grunt family!

Nicola Davies and Petr Horacek: Wray Castle Children's Book Festival

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and knows everything about animals! Petr Horacek is an artist who brings each creature to life in this wild book.
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.