Wray Castle

Important notice -

We're very busy during the Easter holidays, especially Tuesdays - Thursdays, 11am-2pm plus Easter weekend itself. Car parks will regularly be full with no alternative parking. You can park at Brockhole or Ambleside and catch the ferry over.

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

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Birds of Wray Castle quest

Thu 25 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
On your quest, you'll need to imagine yourself in the feathers of one of the resident birds, and explore what life’s like for each of them around the grounds.

Landmark in the landscape

Thu 25 Apr 2019
10:30-11:15
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

Upping sticks at sixty

Thu 25 Apr 2019
11:00-11:15
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, a middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

The survival of Wray Castle

Thu 25 Apr 2019
12:00-12:15
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place.

Reading Wray Castle

Mon 29 Apr 2019
11:30-11:45
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

Wray Runners at Wray Castle

Tue 30 Apr 2019
18:00-19:00
Every Tuesday evening in the grounds of Wray Castle, there will be running sessions taking place for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.
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Things to see and do

Arrive in style

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Our work

Rangers learning the craft of hedgelaying

The art of hedgelaying 

Have you ever wondered why there are so many hedges in the countryside, or why they're there? Ranger Clair Payne talks about work happening around Hawkshead and Low Wray to restore these important features of the Cumbrian landscape.

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Shopping

Easter display and rugs in the Wray Castle shop

Take home a keepsake 

From elegant scarves, fascinating books and accessories for every knight’s needs; Wray Castle’s shop caters for all the family.

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Eating

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Places to stay

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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.

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Groups

Tour leader Ross points out some unusual tree species in the grounds of Wray Castle

Visiting Wray Castle as a group 

We welcome groups at Wray Castle and there’s no need to book. Here's all the information you need to be aware of for your visit.