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Wray Castle, Ambleside

2.9
#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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  • Turned up just before a tour of the castle grounds. Good tour with information about the grounds and history. This didn't cover the inside of the castle, which we visited afterward and they are just e...  more »
  • I wish we had read the reviews on here before we visited the castle as we were disappointed. The outside of the castle and the grounds are stunning, however once inside the castle it is just an empty ...  more »
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  • Fantastic morning here with 2 young children. Parking is limited and we couldn't get in on our first attempt at 11.15am. Aim to arrive before 10.30 if you don't want to be disappointed. Each room had an activity in for the children and staff were lovely. We spent a good 3 hours here without doing any of the walks. The coffee shop was very good and the outdoor play area was well thought out. Definitely worth a visit to entertain the children.
  • A very interesting way of using the building and keeping it alive. Brilliant for children with lots of activities both inside and out. Walks around the outside are perfect for the adults. Staff were lovely and helpful.
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