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Muncaster Castle  Tours and Activities

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A holiday in England wouldn’t be complete without visiting a haunted and historic castle. Cue Muncaster Castle and Gardens, a lavish 800-year-old property that is still lived in by members of the Pennington family, owners of the estate since the Middle Ages. Located in the idyllic Western Lake District and overlooking the Esk River, the castle was constructed in 1208 — it could, however, be much older than that; it is suspected that the castle was built over foundations dating back to the Roman era.

Because of its key location along the Scottish–English border, Muncaster Castle features a fine example of a 14th-century peel tower, which was endemic to the area and intended as a watch tower where signal fires could be lit by the garrison to warn of approaching danger. Once described as “a gateway to paradise” by John Ruskin, the castle’s Terrace Walk features verdant flora and a meadow maze.

One of the main particularities of the castle, outside its exceptional architectural heritage, is the presence of a ghost who goes by the name of Tom Fool, court jester. Rarely seen but frequently sensed, his playful spirit has been playing tricks on Tapestry Room visitors for well over four centuries.

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The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour

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Witness the grandeur of the Lake District’s central mountains and western fells on this full-day small-group High Mountain Passes tour from Lake Windermere. Travelling in a Mercedes Sprinter minivan, follow a route first traced by the Romans over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, two of Britain’s steepest. Ascend the breathtaking Lakeland fells without having to go hiking and visit Roman Hardknott Fort. After a lunch break, admire spectacular views of Wastwater before returning to Windermere via Coniston Water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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High Adventure Day Tour from Keswick

High Adventure Day Tour from Keswick

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Discover the spectacular mountain landscapes of the Lake District without having to hike on a full-day minibus tour of the national park’s high mountain passes from Keswick. Absorb incredible views from the Wrynose and Hardknott Mountain Passes, ride through Eskdale Valley on the famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, and drink in panoramas from Wastwater, voted Britain’s best view. Entry to Muncaster Castle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lakeland Excursion - Full Day - Up to 4 People

Lakeland Excursion - Full Day - Up to 4 People

From the views of Lake Windermere to mountain ranges and historically important sights and dwellings, this tour has it all. There’s something for everyone on this full day excursion into Lakelands awe inspiring land and heritage. An insight and understanding that will change the way you view historic significance in the Lakes. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Hire : High Adventure Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

Private Hire : High Adventure Tour in 16 Seater Minibus

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Our Private Hire High Adventure Tour is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends or family to enjoy their very own Private Tour. Our luxury, spacious 16 Seater minibuses will allow you to travel the Lake District in style. Discover the beautiful sights of the Western Lake District on this adventurous full-day tour. Discover the magnificent scenery of the Lake District with its beautiful mountains and dramatic lakes. Make your way over the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, the steepest passes in England we drive past the extraordinary remains of Hardknott Roman Fort. In the afternoon you will drive onward to “Britain’s Favourite View” at Wastwater, England’s deepest and most dramatic lake. Your next destination is the splendid Muncaster Castle, where you can explore its internationally acclaimed gardens and World Owl Trust.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$641.83
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Lakeland Excursion - Full Day - Up to 8 People

Lakeland Excursion - Full Day - Up to 8 People

From the views of Lake Windermere to mountain ranges and historically important sights and dwellings, this tour has it all. There’s something for everyone on this full day excursion into Lakelands awe inspiring land and heritage. An insight and understanding that will change the way you view historic significance in the Lakes. This Tour Includes: • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle • Local expert driver / guide • Parking Fees This Tour Excludes: • Food and Drink • Attraction Entry Fees
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

Private Hire - The High Adventure Tour

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The Lake District is considered among the most spell-bindingly beautiful corners of the British countryside, but organizing transportation to explore solo takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, spin through the Lake District with your private guide at the wheel, and reach must-see sites including Blea Tarn, Hardknott Roman Fort, and Wastwater Lake in comfort. Along the way, admire uninterrupted views from Wrynose Pass and the Eskdale railway line.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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What are Muncaster Castle  hours of operation?
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Muncaster Castle  hours of operation: Open from March 30 to September 3 from noon to 4:30pm, Sunday-Friday. Closed Saturdays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Muncaster Castle  tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Muncaster Castle  can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Muncaster Castle  2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Muncaster Castle  costs USD 79.27. Guided Muncaster Castle  tours start around USD 79.27 per person.
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