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Wray Castle, Ambleside

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Ambleside
Visit Wray Castle, a mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere. Join a free tour to learn about the history of the 1840s castle, now mostly devoid of the paintings, antiques, and furniture typical of other castles. Let your kids have fun in the dress-up and castle-building areas. In the gardens and grounds, hop on a rope swing or walk along one of the trails. Take in the views of Lake Windermere and the nearby fells. Tree-lovers can enjoy the selection of Wellingtonia, redwood, Ginkgo Biloba, weeping lime, and beech trees. To visit Wray Castle and other attractions in Ambleside, use our Ambleside sightseeing planning site.
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  • This place is one of our favourites in the lakes. Our 3yr old son absolutely loves it here, it’s like having the castle to himself with games rooms on every floor.  more »
  • Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we could not access Wray Castle by boat. However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. We ended up walking from Ambleside waterfront through meadows and forests....  more »
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  • Not your typical Nat Trust property in that the rooms are largely unfurnished however the castle is lovely, as are the grounds and has some fantastic views. Grounds all dog friendly. New cafe which was great too. Well worth a visit and accessible by either car or for something a bit different take a boat from Ambleside. The pier area and imposing boat shed worth a wee walk down too also. Would definitely go back if in the area again.
  • Wray Castle is a nice place to visit. The Castle itself is very impressive. Standing high and boldly holding it position on the side of Lake Windermere. The ground are quite extensive with pleasant walks down by the gravel beach or in the wooded areas around. The Castle in side has some fantastic features. But unfortunately at this point, none of the rooms have been set out as the could possible have looked in the past. Hopefully in the near future, the Castle will be set out as it may have looked many years ago. Worth a visit though.

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