Muncaster Castle: An excellent visitor attraction in the English Lake District

Muncaster Castle

This evening, I am posting information on Muncaster Castle which is located near Ravenglass in the English Lake District..Location is about thirty miles SW of Ambleside

Timing of the visit recorded here coincided with the extensive rhododendron plantings in full flower, which enhanced the experience.

Key information:

  • Castle has evolved since early medieval times and is probably built on site of a 1st century AD Roman fort.
  • Home of the Pennington family since 1208, possibly 1026.
  • The name Muncaster relates to an Irish peerage.Home to the World Owl Centre.
  • The castle commands stunning views of the Esk Valley.
  • The castle is surrounded by gardens extending to 77 acres with areas dedicated to:
    • Himalayas
    • Bluebells
    • Wildflowers
    • Japan

This quality site will appeal to a wide range of interests including ornithologists, horticulturists, photographers and castle historians.

Rhododendron Flower

Owl display.


Esk Valley from Muncaster Castle.


Rhododendrons and Esk Valley from Muncaster Castle


Rhododendron Flowers at Muncaster Castle


Rhododendrons at Muncaster Castle


Rhododendrons at Muncaster Castle 


Rhododendron at Muncaster Castle


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