Muncaster Castle, Lake District, England

This evening, I am posting information on Muncaster Castle which is located near Ravenglass in the English Lake District.

My recent visit coincided with the extensive rhododendron plantings in full flower, which enhanced the experience.

Key information:

  • Castle has evolved since early medieval times and is probably built on site of a 1st century AD Roman fort.
  • Home of the Pennington family since 1208, possibly 1026.
  • The name Muncaster relates to an Irish peerage.Home to the World Owl Centre.
  • The castle commands stunning views of the Esk Valley.
  • The castle is surrounded by gardens extending to 77 acres with areas dedicated to:
    • Himalayas
    • Bluebells
    • Wildflowers
    • Japan

This quality site will appeal to a wide range of interests including ornithologists, horticulturists, photographers and castle historians.

Rhododendron Flower at Muncaster Castle, England

Owl display at Muncaster Castle, England

Esk Valley from Muncaster Castle, England

Rhododendrons and Esk Valley from Muncaster Castle, England

Rhododendron Flowers at Muncaster Castle, England

Rhododendrons at Muncaster Castle, England

Rhododendrons at Muncaster Castle, England

Rhododendron at Muncaster Castle, England

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