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Wray Castle

Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA, England
+44 15394 33250
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What a lovely castle...

Located at the near north of Lake windemere this lovely castle was so lovely for lovers and family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edgar D
via mobile
Sorry Wray but you were boring!

It was an incredibly rainy day when we went to admittedly we didn't explore outside. Am sorry to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the Windermere shores, with turrets, towers and informal grounds.Wray Castle came to us without its contents so you will not see a 'typical' National Trust house full of paintings, furniture and antiques with an accompanying owner-family history through the ages. What you will see is a 'tired' but fascinating building with hints of its ‘grand’ past and plenty of signs of its varied history (a history that shows in its fixtures and fittings right up to the 1990s, including numbers on room doors and institutional paint-schemes). Make sure you join one of our free tours to get its full life story.If you've children to entertain you'll be pleased to know the rooms may be empty of grand possessions but full of kids having fun in our dressing up and story-telling spaces, perfect for a wet day in the Lakes! There’s plenty to do outdoors too, like rope swing, den-building and trails, in our family-friendly gardens and grounds.
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Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA, England
Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA, England
+44 15394 33250
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at the near north of Lake windemere this lovely castle was so lovely for lovers and family. It’s not a big castle but the gothic architecture was enchanting. It has playground that will challenge your kids... there’s an access road if u want to...More

Thank Edgar D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an incredibly rainy day when we went to admittedly we didn't explore outside. Am sorry to say that we found the inside boring and some rooms were really tired. The NT volunteers try their best. Glad we used our membership and weren't paying...More

Thank Curly1971
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nt on the way from Amblieside to hawkshead look for signs on left not very easy to spot.Drive to car park not much to see in castle but great views of lake Windermere with lakeside walking

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Closed due to our of season but there’s still some amazing views of the Lakeland hill and Windermere.you might be lucky to see fighter jets and c130’s flying through the valleys.

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Lots of childrens activities but not a lot to see for adults. Lovely place to walk to whilst in the locality.

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Such a stunning place from the outside! The inside was a little disappointing and we found it a little pricey to visit with not much to look at! However, visiting here has made us seriously consider joining The National Trust! It also has some great...More

Thank Emma b
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Maybe i was just taken back with the views and walk to the castle but i didn't really feel the castle. I'm sure this place is good for some, just not me. felt very small, not much to see or do. That aside, the place...More

Thank chrismartins290
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Wray Castle on our travels to up north but were rather disappointed. The views were lovely but inside the castle wasn't great for us. There was a lot of rooms with child ren friendly activities such a foam building blocks, dressing up and...More

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This had a very different feel to it than most NT properties! I imagine it would be great for families as the rooms have been done out as play rooms and there were lots of children having lots of fun. The events programme was different...More

Thank Julie8983
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Wray Castle is worth a visit if you are a National Trust member. Although it looks old it is a Folly, it is quite interesting

Thank John B
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20 August 2017|
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Response from maizedaisy | Reviewed this property |
Grounds are free. You could get boat across from Brockhole national park visitor centre on the other side of lake. Parking free for NT members chargeable for others. There is a lovely shoreline walk to Claife Heights an old... More
Gemma M
22 June 2017|
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Response from NTSouthLakes | Property representative |
Thanks for your message Gemma. National Trust members park for free (you can join at the castle on the day). Parking charges are: £5 up to 2 hours, £6.50 2-4 hours and £7.50 4+ hours.
20 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah_Whittaker |
Thank you everyone for your prompt replies , we will try to get to the car park early, looking forward to exploring the Lake District in a few weeks time - fingers crossed for fine weather!