Muncaster Castle with Steppe Eagal and handler insert

Muncaster Castle

Overview

Historic haunted castle, with 70 acres of stunning Gardens, set against the back drop of the fells.  Home to the Hawk and Owl Centre, where from Easter through to min-Oct there are daily flying displays by the birds.

Visit the Castle website

What makes it special

  • Watch flying displays by Owls and Hawks
  • Enjoy the walks in the extensive gardens

Opening Times

mid-Feb to mid-Nov - open daily

Hostels nearby

YHA Eskdale Distant View

YHA Eskdale

YHA Exclusive Hire
Camping and Cabins
Garden / grounds

Muncaster Castle

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

Map references

OS Map: 96

OS Grid Ref: SD103965

Lat/Lng: 54.3564, -3.380661

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Lake District Underpainting

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

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Eskdale Mill

Eskdale Mill

1 mile The mill with its historic working machinery, is one of the oldest water powered corn mills in England.

Packhorse Bridge in Wasdale

Walking and Rambling in Wasdale

Spectacular classic walks for all abilities on the doorstep. There's options suitable for everyone from wheelchair users right up to technical navigational high mountain walks.

Relaxing swim in Wast Water

Watersports in Wasdale

The hostel grounds run down to the lakeshore. Paddling, canoeing and kayaking are available on the lake, a stones throw from the hostel door, just remember to bring your own equipment.

Mountain biking in Eskdale

For those with energy to burn, and a certain amount of experience, there is the trickier mountain route into the neighbouring valley of Wasdale and coming back to the hostel by Burnmoor into Wasdale v

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

If you fancy a challenge then try the high peaks of Scafell, Scafell Pike, Bowfell and Harter Fell just a stone's throw from the hostel door.

Cycling, road racing

Cycling in Eskdale

The fantastic Hardknott Pass circuit takes you over one of the highest and hardest cycle passes in Britain, then cycle down the Duddon Valley and return to the hostel via Birker Moor.

Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.

Walking and Rambling in Black Sail Pass

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

 Walking & Rambling    Try the high level traverse under Pillar Rock up to the summit of Pillar and along the ridge to Black Sail pass with spectacular views of Scafell and Grea

Climbing

Climbing in Coniston

Close by there is skilled scrambling on the famous Pudding Stone - on this large boulder alone there are 30 different challenging routes.  Not much further away there are classic climbing and scr

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley     The Ennerdale Valley is a remote, wild valley with magnificent scenery with a wide range of walking and cycling routes. Visit the website   &nb

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Visit this secluded valley to experience a sense of wildness, increasingly rare in this busy urban world we live in. Visit the website  

cycling

Cycling in Ennerdale

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.

Mountain bikers cycling over hill to sunset

Mountain biking in Ennerdale

Situated alongside moderately graded forest roads, the hostel also has easy access to the lanes and B roads of West Cumbria.

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Travel light and bike up to YHA Black Sail before conquering two of the toughest lakeland passes - Scarth Gap and Black Sail Pass.