Wray Castle and cyclists

Take the Green Cruise to Wray to explore the grounds and impressive neo-gothic castle

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Explore the quieter side of Lake Windermere with scenic views, lakeshore walks and castle

Situated on the quiet western shore of Windermere, the scenic grounds and Victorian neo-gothic castle are managed by The National Trust. Not your typical castle, the ground floor space is FREE to enter and has regular exhibitions. There is a plant-based cafe & coffee shop on site.

  • Castle open every day except Friday, 10:00 - 16:00 (open every day during school holidays)
  • Grounds and JOEY'S Cafe is open 7 days a week 9:30 - 16:30

Boat visitors can explore the castle and lake-shore grounds for free, follow guided trails and discover hidden shingle beaches, lawns and some of the finest views over Windermere.

Visit the Wray website

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Get there on the Green Cruise

(Ambleside > Wray Castle > Brockhole > Ambleside)

The easiest way to reach Wray Castle is by boat with 14 boats arriving and departing daily during peak season. Wray Castle Pier is only 15 minutes away from Ambleside (Watehead) Pier, so why not ditch the car and enjoy a cruise on Windermere?

Wray Castle Pier is a 10 minute walk up a gravel track to the castle and grounds. See directions below.

Book tickets or view timetable

Wray Spring/Summer Events 2024

The events below are provided to us by The National Trust, and we would advise you to check with them before travelling. Click on each event link to visit the Wray Castle webpage or see them all on their website.

How to find Wray Castle Pier

Wray Castle, campsite and pier are all pretty easy to find, but just in case you have trouble, here are their exact locations using What Three Words & Google references:

A map of the Wray Castle site showing footpaths and what 3 words locations for Wray Castle, Wray Pier and Wray Campsite

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