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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...more
Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA, England
+44 15394 33250
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wray Castle is beautiful, the grounds and the scenery is wonderful... So you would think it would be just has lovely inside the castle. No. If you have young children, it's great, because of there is lots to do to entertain them. The Peter Rabbit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cazamataz75
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the outside this castle is beautiful. Because it's run by the National Trust I had assumed that it would be just as beautiful inside as it is outside but when we entered the NT staff didn't even tell us that this castle is actually...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank purple0princess
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not the normal NT property. It’s more a very vary play area for children and not a great one at that. There are lots of rooms but not a lot to see, such a pity as it one of the only NT property...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very disappointing. Impressive building from the outside with next to nothing to see inside. Doesn't seem to know what it wants to be with some impressive wood fixtures but many bare rooms and many others turned over to a children's activity centre. Could not recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are NT members and fortunately did not pay to enter this children’s activity centre. It is quite frankly an embaressment to the NT and has been completely ruined by someone who has no idea about historic buildings. From the outside it is very impressive...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Wray castle today after Hill Top Farm thinking like others it would be filled with original features. Upon entry you are greeted with a grand hall and original tiled floor - but that’s the only original thing in there apart from woodworking of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Y1044CGjaneg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a tuesday morning and enjoyed free parking normally from £5 and entry with our Trust membership. Great for families but not a historic old castle.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fairburntealady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very welcoming and knowledgable making our visit even more investing. Lots for families to do. Cafe had homemade food and interesting cold drinks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PinkFlyingElephants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I was staying at white cross bay I'd thought I'd give this a look. Where to start first impressions from out side was lovely, we had the tour which might I say was better than the £11 to look around an empty building (...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 634timg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Wray last week with friends (who had never been before and come from the NT large property rich south west) and received a warm welcome from the staff on a wet, miserable afternoon. It is a real shame that this property receives such negative...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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November 4, 2018|
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Response from lolasmum78 |
Yes, we visited today and they allowed our large wet dog in .
July 9, 2018|
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Response from welovefuerteventura | Reviewed this property |
Wray castle is fantastic for kids, lovely castle and nice walk down by the lake and nice play area too 👍
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February 28, 2018|
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