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Wray Castle

Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA, England
+44 15394 33250
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US$646,20*
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Private Tour: Lake District of Beatrix Potter
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the Windermere shores, with turrets, towers and informal grounds.Wray Castle came to us without its contents so you will not see a 'typical' National Trust house full of paintings, furniture and antiques with an...more
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Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA, England
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+44 15394 33250
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely views from outside the castle, that is where we should have stayed! Inside had nothing of any interest . The National Trust should hang it’s head in shame. It cost us over £19 plus £5 for parking!! I would also like to point out...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We saw this Castle from the air and so we decided to visit.. warm and sunny weather..friendly and welcoming staff..NT property where you CAN take photos with or without flash, as there are no original pieces of furniture in the building..the Castle has been leased...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unless you are a NT member I wouldn’t recommend going inside - there’s very little worth seeing unfortunately. The outside is far better. Great 4 mike walk along the path to the ferry and Claith lookout tower. Found that the cafe does a lovely T...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Wray Castle a couple of years ago when it was shown as the Trust received it, bare of furniture but unrestored and it was fascinating to be able to see the bare bones of the interior and be free to poke into cupboards etc,...More

1  Thank gadabout216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the outside of the building which is very attractive (and free to look at!) there is absolutely nothing to see of any interest at Wray Castle. It's a complete and utter rip off from start to finish. The rip off starts with the...More

2  Thank Tallulah707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was expecting a little bit more inside the castle as it's quite expensive to get in. The children enjoyed running around outside and the staff were friendly, a young man called Richard really turned this review from a 1* to a 5*!! He was knowledgeable,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided To take a ride out and as NT members thought we would go to Wray Castle .....we had our elderly mum who uses a wheelchair so checked the site which says it has wheelchair access.When we got there we couldn't see any visible...More

1  Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Wray castle by boat from Ambleside. After a short walk from the lakeside we arrived at the castle. The staff were very informative and the history of the castle was interesting. We bought a sandwich to take away at the cafe and...More

Thank Parrish65
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can take the boat from Ambleside it will enhance your visit for sure. Lovely property, fab talk in the library and a lovely tour with the farmers wife....gosh she was good. Not gonna spoil the surprises......I thought it was an old ruin castle....actually...More

Thank Andy K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside it has the wow factor inside is very disapointing as its been stripped of all its original features and is mainly used for exibitions and paly areas for children The staff are very helpful and the lady who gave us the talk...More

Thank Kaz2061
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Response from maizedaisy | Reviewed this property |
Grounds are free. You could get boat across from Brockhole national park visitor centre on the other side of lake. Parking free for NT members chargeable for others. There is a lovely shoreline walk to Claife Heights an old... More
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