Wray Castle and cyclists

Take the Green Cruise to Wray Castle and enjoy a fantastic family day out.

Categories: Days Out

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The regular Wray Castle boat service (Green Cruise) starts again on 4 April 2020.

The information below is for reference only.

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Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds

Situated on the quiet western shore of Windermere, this Victorian neo-gothic and scenic grounds are managed by The National Trust. Not your typical castle, the building is free of traditional furnishings and has fun activities such as castle-building and dressing-up spaces. With other great family attractions like rope swings, gardens and scenic views plus a fascinating free castle tour, it's definitely worth a visit.

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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.

Book tickets or view timetable here


Combine your castle visit with a 4-mile walk down the quiet lakeshore to Claife Viewing Station.

Our Walkers Ticket combines three lake cruises and a walk to create a circular route of Windermere. The route passes through the grounds of both National Trust Wray Castle and Claife Viewing Station, so you can visit both on foot and on boat.

Find out more about out walkers ticket.


Keep hold of your ticket for discounts in the shop

Green Cruise and Walker's Ticket passengers get 10% discount on purchases over £10 at the Wray Castle shop.

Simply present your ticket on the day to qualify.

Wray Castle Events

The events below are provided to us by Wray Castle, 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 (external link).

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National Trust Events

#ThankstoYou - National Lottery Thank You Campaign 2019

Date: 23rd November 2019 to 24th November 2019
Categories: Winter

The National Trust is offering free entry at selected open, pay-for-entry places to anyone with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card between 23 and 29 November to say thanks to players for their generous support which we receive via grants from National Lottery distributing bodies. Please check the website for participating places before you visit.

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Missing, mysterious and monumental tours

Date: 2nd November 2019 to 1st December 2019
Categories: Tour, Autumn

You'll hear about ornamental details which are missing from the interior, which we're working to reinstate, monumental bits of stonework, structures and follies plus a few mysterious spots. During the tour you'll access areas of the castle normally closed to the public, and there will be material from the archives to see too.

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