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Home > Days Out> National Trust > Wray Castle
Address : Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA, 
Telephone : 015394 33250
E-mail : Send an e-mail
Website : Wray Castle's Website
Group : National Trust

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Wray Castle

Children welcome at Wray Castle
Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds

Family venues near Wray Castle


If you've children to entertain you'll be pleased to know the rooms may be empty of grand possessions but full of kids having fun in our dressing up and castle-building spaces, perfect for a wet day in the Lakes! There's plenty to do outdoors too, like rope swing, den-building and trails, in our family-friendly gardens and grounds.

Please note the castle is now closed. Our grounds are always open so come and enjoy those great winter views. We will re-open on Saturday 22 March.

Enjoy our grounds

  • Our grounds are open everyday of the year. Perfect for wintry walks - countryside or lakeshore, with spectacular views. Wrap up warm and get out and about this winter.

Winter boat

  • The boat that visits our jetty has stopped running but you can still visit by water - catch the car ferry from Bowness as a foot passenger and walk along the west shore trail.

Take a castle tour

  • It's the best way to understand what it's all about - free, and on the hour.


  • Pay & Display car parking (non Members)
  • Daily guided tours
  • Dogs welcome in grounds on leads; assistance dogs only inside
  • Large print guide available
  • Cafe serving snacks along with hot and cold drinks, open daily
  • Family & children

  • Children's activities room inside castle
  • Informal grounds and lakeshore to enjoy
  • Access

  • Ground floor including cafe and shop accessible by wheelchair users
  • Wheelchair accessible disabled toilet

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