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Muncaster Experience

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Experience a Wild Day Out at Muncaster

Muncaster Castle, beloved family home of the Penningtons since the beginning of the 13th Century, displays treasures collected over 800 years. A free audio tour narrated by the Pennington Family, the present owners, guides you round the haunted Castle, enlivening the experience with legends and family anecdotes.

Himalayan Gardens

Plants from all over the world, especially flowering shrubs from the Sino-Himalayan regions, nestle in the wild splendour of over 70 acres of gardens. Many rare and unusual plants flourish here. Spectacular rhododendron collections.

A Family Day Out

Our children's play area with aerial runway, scramble net and fireman's pole provides hours of fun. Visit the indoor MeadowVole Maze and shrink to 5cm small and try to reach the other side without being eaten!

Walks And Trails

Muncaster is located in one of Europe's most dramatic and remote landscapes. The Wild setting of ancient woods and soaring mountains contains provides opportunities to explore designated paths and walks. All beneath the grandeur of Scafell Pike, England's tallest peak.

Hawk and Owl Centre

Explore the resident collection of birds of prey and owls. Enjoy the spectacular flying displays at 11.30am, 2pm and 4pm during high season.


Yearly events programme from April until Halloween. Don't miss the Cumbria Life Sausage Festival, the Muncaster Festival with the famous Festival Of Fools, and dare you visit the Monster Cabaret during Halloween Week?!

Further Facilities

Creeping Kate's Cafe - from full meals to light snacks or just afternoon tea - everything is freshly made to your order. Featuring local Cumbrian produce.

Carriage House Gift Shop and Owl Garden Tea Room - Gifts Galore plus plant sales
Also: Weddings, Functions and Meetings.

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Located 1 mile south of Ravenglass on the A595. Follow signs for the Western Lake District from junction 36 of the M6 motorway. SatNav CA18 1RD.

Muncaster Experience Postcode for SatNav: CA18 1RQ


+44 (0) 1229 717 614
+44 (0) 1229 717 010

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