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Text Version Last Updated: January 14, 2014 20:52

Friday 19th December, 2014

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The Owl Centre, Muncaster Castle is on the A595 one mile east of the village of Ravenglass, one hour’s drive from Junction 36 of the M6 motorway

From the North
From Carlisle follow the A595 to Cockermouth, and continue on past Whitehaven, this road bypasses Ravenglass and goes straight through to Muncaster
The journey should take about an hour and a half

From the South
• Depart M6 at Junction 36 onto A590 heading West for 20 miles
• Turn RIGHT (West) at Greenodd onto A5092 for 6 miles
• Bear RIGHT (North-West) onto A595 for 22.5 miles
• The car park for the Owl Trust can be found on the right one mile before the turning for Ravenglass
• Arrive at the Owl Trust and Muncaster Castle
The journey will take approximately an hour and a quarter
Use the postcode CA18 1RD in your Sat Nav and that will guide you directly to our main Car Park

From the East
Take in one of 'Britain's Seven Wonders' as voted by you in an RAC online poll by taking in the beautiful Hard Knott Pass from Ambleside - if you're brave enough!

Click on the button for a Google Maps aerial view of Muncaster

By Train
Ravenglass Railway Station is situated just one mile from Muncaster

Special Offer Promotion with Northern Rail
The World Owl Trust has teamed up with Northern Rail and Muncaster Castle to create a terrific offer for people to visit the World Owl Centre at Muncaster Castle. This is a green tourism project whereby people who travel to Ravenglass by train to visit the World Owl Centre will receive a 40% discount on entry prices. This applies not only to seeing the World Owl Centre but better still you can explore over 70 acres of beautiful gardens at Muncaster Castle and gain entrance to explore the 13th Century Muncaster Castle.
For further details about this amazing offer click here

To visit Muncater Castle website:

If you have any problems accessing this offer give us a ring on 01229 717393.

Please note: there are no taxis available unless pre-booked
Please call Gosforth Taxis: 01946 725308 Walking from Ravenglass to Muncaster:
There are two routes from the train station either via the main road or via the Eskdale Cycle Trail through the Decoy Wood, this will take you passed the Roman Bath House and through delightful scenery, but will take you between 30 and 40 minutes to walk

There is FREE coach and car parking opposite the main gate, with disabled parking

Opening Times
The Gardens, Owl Centre and MeadowVole Maze are open daily open daily 11am to 4pm

Wheelchairs To Loan
We have wheelchairs and mobility scooters on site which you are more than welcome to borrow to make your visit comfortable. It is advisable to book these in advance as numbers are limited.

Wheelchair Access
The main areas of the Gardens and Owl Centre and MeadowVole Maze allow wheelchair access. The ground floor of the Castle (where the majority of the audio tour takes place) is accessible by wheelchair and there is a virtual tour on a computer in the library which enables guests to view the upstairs rooms.

Accessible toilets are situated in the Stable Yard, the Information Centre at the Main Gate and in the Coach Park.

Dogs are welcome in the Gardens and the Owl Centre if kept on a lead and under control
Guide dogs only, please, in the Castle, MeadowVole Maze and Café. Please respect our other visitors and “scoop the poop”

Prices 2014
Main Season Ticket Prices Castle, Gardens, Owl Centre & Maze (limited opening)* Gardens, Owl Centre & Maze
   As of January 2014
Times 10.30 - 6.00pm/dusk 12.00 - 4.30pm
Adult £13.00 £10.00
Child (5 - 15years) £7.50 £6.00
Under 5s Free Free

* Please note that throughout January the Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre will be closed. This is to allow us to conduct essential maintanence to the Gardens and also to plan lots of exciting events for 2014.
The Gardens and Owl Centre only are open from 11am to 4pm from February 8th through to March 28th inclusive, except for half term week (Sunday 16th February to Sunday 23rd February) when all attractions will be open, with the Castle open 12 noon to 4pm.
The new season starts on the 29th March.

The Gardens, Owl Centre and MeadowVole Maze are open daily from 11am until 4pm except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Tickets, hot drinks, snacks and gifts will be available from the Owl Garden Tea Room which is open from 11am to 4pm daily.
Entry is via the Church entrance located 1/3 mile south of our main car park on the A595.
For more details or special events click here.
Under 5s FREE

Group Discounts Available (pre-booking essential) for groups of 12 or more.

Muncaster Castle Telephone Number: 01229 717614

2014 prices - continuing the offer of 15% off ticket prices when purchased online! Click here to order.

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The World Owl Trust is a member of BIAZA
The World Owl Trust is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). The Trust relies on a dedicated membership, visitors, donations and legacies.
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