Uncover hidden histories at Wray Castle this autumn

Visitors enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Wray Castle wearing hard hats and high-vis vests

Talks and tours this autumn will help you learn more about the characters who've lived and stayed here as we shed some light on the castle's colourful history.

Behind closed doors tour

This is your chance to see some hidden features of Wray Castle and visit parts of the Victorian Mansion that aren't usually open to visitors, including the double boathouse on the west shore of Windermere. Every weekend in November, 12 noon - 1.30pm.

Hard Hat Tours

Go beyond the usual visitor route into some of the unseen parts of Wray Castle to learn more about this quirky Victorian house. We'll provide hard hats, torches and high-vis vests so you're fully equipped to explore! Saturday 16 September & Saturday 14 October, 11am and 2pm, advance booking needed via the castle. £2 per person.

Upcoming events

The great Wray Castle drawing challenge

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Dramatic views, gothic details and natural wonders – there’s lots to sketch at Wray Castle, as the young Beatrix Potter found. Can you complete all of the drawing challenges?

Landmark in the landscape

Fri 22 Feb 2019
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

Upping sticks at sixty

Fri 22 Feb 2019
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

Fri 22 Feb 2019
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 25 Feb 2019
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

Sky of birds and paper meadow

Sat 02 Mar 2019
During the weekends of March, drop in and help us celebrate the arrival of spring with this creative activity.