Muncaster Castle and Grounds
Muncaster Castle home of the Pennington family and its splendid gardens are situated off the A595 on the road up to Ravenglass.
The grounds are open from 10.30am and the castle from 12 noon. The garden and walks are in an area of approximately 77 acres with
around 6 miles of paths. For a £1 you can buy an excellent route map that takes you on a walk that highlights some of the marvellous
trees in the grounds. A must see is the Terrace, a man made garden structure considered to be the finest at Muncaster. Renovated in 1890 and 1999 it
offers protection from the wind to allow many plants including Mediterranean species to flourish. With magnificent views it is a joy to walk along and
have a seat to sit and ponder on those sunny days.
Situated within the grounds is the World Owl Centre, the home of the World Owl Trust. Dedicated to conservation and education about owls, many
species that are unable to be released back into the wild are cared for and bred to help those under threat in their native countries. You can
even adopt an owl to help the cause. Various nesting boxes are covered by cameras so you can watch the birds and their young. While on the
subject of birds at 16.30 each day on the cannon bank just down from ‘Tom Fools tree’ you can watch the wild herons getting fed.
Other attractions at Muncaster include:
A plant centre
Medow Vole maze
For the official website go to www.muncaster.co.uk and learn more about this premier attraction.