Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle

This reputedly haunted castle is a 13th century family home and commands lower Eskdale from its vantage point above the Ravenglass estuary.

Wander around the castle hallways and delve in and out of its rooms, taking time to learn about the Pennington family who lived here for centuries.

Don’t forget to watch the daily bird displays, set in the castle grounds. Witness the stealthy flight of the owl, the swooping dive of the falcon and the majestic eagle as it soars over the valley.

Creeping Kate’s Café is located in the castle’s stables which is famous for its Cumbrian breakfast. If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, the Owl Garden Tea Room can be found in the Hawk and Owl Centre.

The 24-hour car-park is beside the Main Gate, which is approximately half a mile from the castle.

Muncaster Gardens stretches over 70 acres of wild woodland and is a great place to walk your dog.

Visitor information

Find nearby campsites


Dovecote Wood
CA18 1RQ

Contact details

Tel: 01229 717 614



From the South: Leave the M6 at Junction 36. Follow signs to Barrow (A590). Before reaching Barrow turn right at Greenodd onto the A5092 (signposted Western Lake District, Workington and Whitehaven). This joins the A595 which will bring you to Muncaster.


Events at Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre