Uncover more of Wray Castle's history

View of Wray Castle in 1941

Are you curious about the castle’s crenellations, guessing about the grounds or intrigued by the interior? Get more detail and all the background history of the castle with our season of events for minds who want to know more.

Guided Tours

This isn't your usual National Trust property or castle so join a guided tour to discover the many tales the castle has to tell. Taking place every day outside school holidays. 

Estate Walks 

Uncover hidden histories of the wider estate on this walk arounf the grounds. Taking place on set dates throughout the year, advance booking needed.  

Hard Hat Tours  

Go beyond the usual visitor route on this behind the scenes tour of the castle. There are spiral staircases to negotiate, small spaces to get through (hence the hard hats) and maybe a few cobwebs to avoid. Taking place on set dates throughout the year, advance booking needed.  

Tenant Talks 

Over the years the castle has been home to many different tenants. In our first talk in May hear from the Freshwater Biological Associations’ Chief Executive, Dr Bill Brierley about how the castle influenced and gave opportunities to a group of scientists who became eminent in their field. 

Upcoming events

Birds of Wray Castle quest

Wed 24 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

Wed 24 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

Wed 24 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

Wed 24 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.