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Muncaster Castle

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The historic and reputedly haunted Castle dating from the medieval age has been home to the Pennington family for over 800 years. It is a treasury of beautiful art and antiques, collected through the ages by the family who still live there. The...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ravenglass CA18 1RQ, England
+44 1229 717614
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We were lucky to stop at Muncaster Castle on a gloriously sunny afternoon as part of 'the high adventure' with the Mountain Goat Minibus. Unfortunately we missed the beginning of the flying display but were lucky enough to see the Vulture and the Kites at...More

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went with our four dogs so did not go into the Castle. However we saw the raptors fly. An amazing experience with the birds flying within one to two feet above you. The star was a vulture!! The presentation was great, easy to hear...More

Thank Hercules R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pre booked tickets on line and worth every penny. Car park is a good walk from the castle but goes through pleasant gardens. The owl display was the best I have ever seen and the PA system was incredibly good which added to the experience....More

Thank Ratherfussy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to see the Bird Flying demonstration which always blows my mind for the professionalism, skills and knowledge of the staff. This time had lunch there which was very good. Service with a smile, nice atmosphere, good food and good coffee. The whole Muncaster experience...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Muncaster Castle last week and very much enjoyed a full day out. The castle and grounds are great to look at but the best bit of the day are the bird displays, absoultely brilliant. Beautiful, well cared for birds by very friendly and...More

1  Thank Haydn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit, we arrived just in time for the owl display which was brilliant, then a visit to the castle which was a really great place to see, lunch in the cafe which was nice, then bird of prey display which...More

Thank Northernlass13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the other day, it is expensive to get in as other reviews say however when you take into account the cost of maintaining the place it's understandable. The grounds are stunning, the castle is very informative with lots of interesting bits of information. The...More

Thank lm583
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've not visited before because it's not easy to get to from Elterwater, where we stay. We made the journey to meet up with some friends and were glad that we did because we had a really enjoyable day. The grounds were lovely as we...More

Thank Tamw0rth2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds surrounding this castle are breathtaking. The views are out of this world and the vibrant colours amongst the shrubbery, trees and landscape is incredible. We didn’t visit inside the castle as we had the dog but the grounds were worth a visit on...More

Thank Little_Miss_Hoggle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went round Muncaster castle today. Reasonable entry fee ( 15% discount if booked online ) for castle, gardens and raptor display. Also at 4pm daily they feed wild herons. 17 came today!! Fantastic. Cafes and gift shop and helpful guides. Altogether a wonderful time spent....More

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Jacqueline S
7 September 2018|
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Response from RooBurton_on_Trent | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding, but yes, the grounds certainly are. Not sure about the caste though.
7 August 2018|
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Response from Carol Ann S | Reviewed this property |
It's an insurance thing! sorry I know it's a pain, but not all people that visit the castle come to view it with kind thought's, some come with nefarious thought's of theft, and to photograph the window's, door's for an easy... More
20 July 2018|
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Response from watson1983 |
How dose someone tell you forcefully??? Get a grip will ya... it's someone's house and your wanting to walk round it taking pictures... how rude!!!