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Review of Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle
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$55.93*
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The High Adventure: High Mountain Passes Spectacular from Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The historic and reputedly haunted Castle dating from the mediaeval age has been home to the Pennington family for over 800 years. It is a treasury of beautiful art and antiques, collected through the ages by the family who still live there. The Castle sits majestically in over 70 acres of wild, woodland gardens famous for collections of rhododendrons and azaleas set against the stunning backdrop of the Lakeland fells including Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. The Bird of Prey Centre is well worth a visit with daily displays at 2.30Pm and watch the wild herons come in to feed at Heron Happy Hour at 4pm. The indoor MeadowVole Maze is an entertaining ecological attraction to entertain the young at heart. Playground, cafe, gift shops and an ancient church are all within the gardens. Regular events programme, including festivals, outdoor theatre, historical re-enactors and Halloween Week.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Stafford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Half term break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

A good value day out. The gardens and castle are lovely with lots to do. There is a nice play area form the children, shop, and tea room.

Visited February 2014
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LIVERPOOL UK
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“Fab!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Loved our visit to this stately home. Lots to see, good audio guides and welcoming staff. Didn't get a chance to explore the gardens due to the weather, but recommended. The haunted room captured the kids imaginations!

Visited February 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

there is quite a lot to see and do here especially when the fool has been elected!!!
there is an owl sanctuary as well and ample gardens to treck round

Visited March 2013
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“Good day out ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Interesting mix of the historic and the domestic in the castle, super collection of owls, displays and lovely gardens that could occupy a full day in themselves. Friendly and helpful staff, good views and you are likely to bump into the owner.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Just a quick trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

The castle was closed for a wedding but the grounds are absolutely stunning and the views are breathtaking

Visited February 2014
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