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Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre
Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre

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County - Cumbria | Map
Tel code: 01229 | code search
Postcode: CA18 | code search
Population: 250
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Folk Customs:
Ambleside Rush-bearing
Grasmere Sports
World Gurning Championships

Ravenglass Events

February
Half Term Fun at Muncaster Castle

March
Riot of Rhododendrons
Teddies go Free at Easter

April
Bluebell Heaven
Riot of Rhododendrons

May
Cumbria Life Sausage Festival
Muncaster Festival
Riot of Rhododendrons

July
Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria

August
CFM Cash for Kids Day
Medieval Muncaster
Picnic Cinema

October
Darkest Muncaster
Halloween Week

December
Christmas at the Castle
Darkest Muncaster
Taste Cumbria Christmas Fayre
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The Pennington
"Good Points: Nice contempary deco, good food and excellent friendly service. Bad Points: None noted! General review: Good location for a mix of coast and mountains and the sea breeze kept off ..." More

The Pennington
"Good Points: Nice contempary deco, good food and excellent friendly service.Bad Points: None noted!General review: Good location for a mix of coast and mountains and the sea breeze kept off ..." More

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The only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, Ravenglass provides a break and contrast from the hills and lakes of the region (though it is an excellent base for exploring the western side of the park), with a rich history and plenty of activities. On the estuary formed by three rivers, the Irt, the Mite, and the Esk, Ravenglass was for centuries a significant port. The Romans came to the town in 78 Ad, and for three centuries ‘Glennaventa’ was garrisoned by upwards of 500 Roman soldiers. The only substantial reminder of that epoch is Walls Castle, in fact the bath house the troops here enjoyed. For the Saxons and the Vikings this was a significant port too, indeed it remained so until the industrial age, shipping out the copper and iron ore and the slate and granite mined in the area. The port long ago silted up, but the narrow gauge railway that fed it remains. “Ratty”, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, has its western terminus at Ravenglass, and is a great way of getting to the walking country just inland – the villages of Eskdale Green and Boot are just two of the stops on the seven miles of line. Ravenglass was important enough for King John to grant it a market charter in 1208, but these days it is a quiet and picturesque place, with the white painted cottages typical of the region and sea-cobbles paving the main street. The town offers good game fishing from May through to October, trout giving way to sea trout and finally salmon through the months. Arrangements are available through local clubs. Other attractions in the area include Muncaster Castle and Muncaster Watermill, a working mill grinding grain with French burr stones.

Attraction

Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass Railway Museum
Ravenglass Roman Bath House

Camping

Walls Caravan & Camping Park

Charity

World Owl Trust

Golf Club

Eskdale Golf Course

Pub and Bar

Ratty Arms

Taxi

Raven Cabs

Shops

Muncaster Water Mill
The Old Butchers Shop Gift & Craft Centre

Activities

Eskdale Trail(Walking)

Places to Stay near Ravenglass

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The Pennington (0.27 miles)

The Pennington

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This beachfront hotel, a 16th century coaching inn in the village of Ravenglass, is an exciting new addition to the many attractions of Muncaster and Ravenglass.
Opened in early 2007, this hotel ... More

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Muncaster Country Guesthouse (0.98 miles)

Muncaster Country Guesthouse
Formerly the village school, Muncaster Country Guest House is now a four star guest house full of character and charm. Owners Sue & Vin invite you to enjoy the relaxing and informal home from home ... More | visit website
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Carleton Green (1.05 miles)

Carleton Green
Built in 1749 this elegant Grade II listed Georgian country residence, situated in the Lake District National Park, has many period features, providing excellent luxury accommodation, all set within an acre of mature, private and ... More | visit website
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Victoria Hotel (1.85 miles)

Welcome to the The Victoria Hote, is a country hotel with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. It has been extensively renovated and features six en-suite bedrooms.

The Hotel is situated just 5 miles south of the ... More | visit website
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Lutwidge Arms Hotel (2.00 miles)

Lutwidge Arms Hotel
The Lutwidge Arms Hotel dates back to the 1850's and taking the name of the Lutwidge family of Holmrook Hall, (who includes Lewis Carroll of Alice in Wonderland fame), it combined the roles of working ... More | visit website
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Brown Cow Inn (2.47 miles)

Brown Cow Inn
We are a local country inn nestled on the west coast of the Lake District. We offer home cooked food using only local produce where possible. Our butchers are Richard Woodalls of Waberthwaite Bewleys of Bootle ... More | visit website
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Hodgson House (2.68 miles)

Hodgson House

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At the foot of the Lake District's Western Fells, Hodgson House (left of left photograph) is one of a select number of properties enjoying a stunning setting ... More

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Bower House Inn (3.41 miles)

Bower House Inn

In a remote Lake District Valley Bower House Inn (Built in 1725)offers Tradition, Hospitality and an award winning Restaurant. Friendly staff and a range of cask ales and fine wines. A place to relax and ... More | visit website

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Bridge Inn (3.51 miles)

Bridge Inn
The Bridge Inn once a 16th century mail coaches halt is now a fine well established award winning Country Inn with rooms situated near Wastwater (Britain's Favourite View) and Scafell (England's highest mountain) and lots ... More | visit website
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Bailey Ground Hotel (3.86 miles)

Bailey Ground Hotel

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This family run hotel is located just 50 metres from the sea in the western Lake District. Including Ice-Cream Parlour, Coffee Shop, Free WiFi and ample car parking. Opened in ... More

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