Castle is set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape in Britain with the
rolling hills of the Lake District surrounding it.
It's also one of the
best places in the UK to see wild Tawny Owls and Herons.
The wealth of wildlife make parkland estates a great spring
time attraction for nature lovers.
- Why not try deer stalking on a park estate or even
go rock pooling on a coastal estate?
- Visitor Guide
Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria.
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is a great time to visit Muncaster and its woods.
- Herons are one of the earliest breeding birds in Britain, second only to Ravens,
so a visit here in April will find the chicks well grown and almost ready to fly.
Being on this raised bank at Muncaster means you can get a really
good view of the birds by looking out across, instead of craning your neck up
at the birds in the nest.
Happy Heron Hour - the birds
are fed daily at 4.30pm in the afternoon.
- early morning is a good time when these creatures tend to still be a little
cold and sluggish so it's an ideal time of day for getting a good close look at
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The World Owl Centre.
Daily flying display on the Castle lawns - birds of prey at 2:30pm between mid
February and early November. The exact location may vary subject to weather and
special events. Flying of the birds is not always possible.
walks. Plant Centre.
Renowned for its rhododendrons and bluebells.
Binoculars for bird watching.
Walking boots recommended for walks.
Birds of prey and bird
watching. Walks. Happy Heron Hour.
access varies due to the nature of the grounds. Wheelchairs for loan on site.
The main areas of the gardens, the Owl Centre and Meadow Vole Maze have wheelchair
The ground floor of the castle is also accessible by wheelchair.
Induction loop for castle tour.
Disabled toilets in the Stable Yard and
the Coach Park.
Located close to Barrow
in Furness in Cumbria.
If travelling from the south, exit the M6
at Junction 36. Follow signs to Barrow (A590). Before Barrow turn right at Greenodd
onto the A5092 (signposted Western Lake District, Workington and Whitehaven).
If travelling from the north, follow the A595 to Cockermouth
Carlisle and continue past Whitehaven straight to Muncaster.
- Ravenglass Railway Station is located one mile from Muncaster.
transport - buses from Ravenglass to Muncaster.
Bus times - Traveline - 0870
opening: The Gardens, Owl Centre and Meadow Vole Maze are open daily.
Interactive is open daily.
Heron Happy Hour daily at 4.30pm
£5 gardens plus £3 castle. Children £2.50 gardens and £1.50
castle. Kids under 5 go free. Family tickets available.
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