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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


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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.

General

  • 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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