Visiting Wray Castle as a group

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

Wray Castle really does have something for everyone and whether your group is interested in history, a long walk in the grounds or a school trip looking for something a bit different, we can cater for you all.

Top tips for groups: 

  • Wray Castle does not take advanced bookings. We hope that this will give you flexibility in your planning and will not impact on your visit in any way.
  • Due to the nature of our car park and roads surrounding the castle, we are unable to accommodate coaches. However we welcome groups in minibuses, boat or on foot.
  • Arriving at the castle by boat from Waterhead or Brockhole is the perfect way to start your visit seeing classic Lakes scenery from the deck.
  • Download the important information document below before you bring a group 

Important Group Information 2019 (PDF / 0.0419921875MB) download

Visiting Wray Castle

Wray Castle came to us without its contents, so you will not see a house full of furniture and antiques with a complete accompanying owner-family history through the ages. You can learn more about this on one of the talks and tours scheduled throughout the day, which take place both inside and outside the castle. Groups cannot book onto these before arrival, so you may want to schedule your visit time to fit in with a specific talk or tour. Please check our What's On page for more details.

Payment information

Group admission rates

  • Groups of 15 people or more: £9.50 per adult and £4.75 per child
  • Groups of less than 15 people: £10.00 per adult and £5.00 per child (normal admission rate)
  • Under 5's are free

School groups 

Wray Castle is the perfect venue for any school or group wishing to explore a fascinating building, and have some fun indoors and outdoors. There are interactive activities in many of the rooms, such as building your own castle from giant foam blocks or playing in the Peter Rabbit’s Adventure rooms. There’s the outdoor play trail where you can test your balancing skills on the slack line, or be king or queen of the tree-castle in the woods. Geocaching is set up in the grounds, along with an orienteering trail, or you can go for a walk down to the lakeshore, just 5 minutes’ from the castle.

Educational Group Membership

You might be interested in our Education Group Membership. This is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places owned by the National Trust. This type of membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education. You can find out more here.

Food and shopping 

If you fancy having lunch while you are here, head over to the Kitchen Court Café to buy some sandwiches, soup or cake, with hot and cold drinks too. From the picnic benches around the grounds, you can enjoy your lunch looking out over Windermere. Or if the weather is not so great and you’ve brought some food with you, there’s a picnic room on the first floor of the castle.

We also have a fantastic National Trust gift shop on site, perfect to pick up a must have
souvenir of your visit whilst supporting our amazing cause.

Please email wray.groups@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information or call us on 015394 33250.