wray castle
Wray Castle

Wray Castle

Wray Castle is a striking Gothic Revival castle perched on the shores of Lake Windermere. This Lake District attraction boats turrets, towers and gardens, offering a fun-filled afternoon for all.

The history of Wray Castle begins in 1840 when it was built for Dr James Dawson, a retired Liverpool surgeon. The then family home was built using his wife’s large inheritance from a gin fortune, however, rumour has it that she took one look at it and refused to live in it!

Since 1929, Wray Castle has been in the care of the National Trust. Visitors can arrive here by boat, foot or bicycle for a beautiful stop-off during their Lake District adventure. On arrival, set your picnic on the lush lawns and take in the breath-taking views, before your little ones explore the grounds and discover the adventure trail.

At Wray Castle, you will also find the Kitchen Court Caf√©, offering a number of refreshments, including ice cream! After fuelling up, head to the ground floor of Wray Castle to admire the castle’s former glory. Its church-like interiors are sure to impress!


Image Credits: Andrew BowdenCC BY-SA 2.0; CellsDeDells (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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