Wray Castle

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

Arrive in style

Wray Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

Tue 24 Apr 2018
10:00-16:00
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle's story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.

Upping Sticks at Sixty

Tue 24 Apr 2018
10:30-10:45
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

Reading Wray Castle

Tue 24 Apr 2018
11:00-11:15
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk

Tue 24 Apr 2018
12:00-12:15
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, 'The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control'.

Landmark in the Landscape

Tue 24 Apr 2018
12:00-12:45
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

Wray Runners at Wray Castle

Tue 24 Apr 2018
18:00-19:00
Meet in the car park for running sessions of all abilities. These take place in the grounds of Wray Castle, where the panoramic lake views provide all the motivation you need to keep going.
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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

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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Eating

Tim Parker, Chairman of the National Trust, opening the new cafe at Wray Castle

Eating at Wray Castle

We've brought the castle's original kitchen back to life with our brand new Kitchen Court Café. Indulge yourself with a sweet treat or savoury delight during your visit.

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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 but ask that you please book ahead. Here's all the information you need to visit this unusual National Trust property.