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“Wray Castle Grounds and Lakeside Walk”
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Wray Castle
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$637.57*
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Private Tour: Lake District of Beatrix Potter
Ranked #9 of 50 things to do in Ambleside
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Utterly Stunning - The best from National Trust.
Right at the heart of it's values - Access for it's members - For ever for everyone - STUNNING!!! - GO!!

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Take a boat trip from Waterhead and head up the hill to this beautiful castle. Excellent cafe for a quick refreshment before you can head off for a walk along the banks of Windermere And then take the boat back to your starting point

2  Thank Helen S
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Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Steeped in super interesting history... Tonnes of fun interactive stuff for the kids to see, do, enjoy. If the weather was better we could have easily spent the whole day there having a picnic and exPloring the grounds as well. Also I would be remiss if not toention that the staff there were very helpful and friendly.

Thank katrayla
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Although closed during the week Wray Castle is a good starting point for the 8 mile circular walk along Lake Windermere to Claife Station and back over the Claife Heights.
We will certainly visit the Castle in the summer,.
A lot of work is being done to this National Trust castle in a wonderful setting

1  Thank burtoncle
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Fantastic location overlooking the lake.
Magnifcent castle.
Lots of lakeshore walking for those restful days. (did Wansfell yesterday) Phew!

1  Thank emma j
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