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Visit Wray Castle car-free
It’s quite easy to reach Wray Castle car-free. In Summer (April until the end of October), you can cruise across Lake Windermere from Ambleside direct to Wray Castle (15 mins). Year-round, regular buses from Ambleside and Hawkshead (10 mins), Windermere and Coniston (30 mins) stop nearby. It’s then a 20-minute stroll to Wray Castle.
There are direct picturesque bus rides to Ambleside from Kendal (45 mins), Keswick (45 mins) and Lancaster. There are direct trains to Windermere from Oxenholme (20 mins) and Manchester.
Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.
Entry to Wray Castle is free for all, throughout 2023. Plus non-members arriving car-free save on parking costs.
From Ambleside, you can cruise direct to Wray Castle.
Lake Windermere and Lake to Lake paths pass close by. Follow instructions to walk from Ambleside (1 hr 15 mins) or along the lake from Ferry House (2 hours). You can get to Ferry House by boat from Bowness-on-Windermere (served by bus 6).
There are many other National Trust places to visit in the Lake District. The nearest are Low Wray Active Base and places in Ambleside, which are on the same bus 505 route. Claife Viewing Station and Hill Top are near the Ferry House jetty.
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About Wray Castle
Parkland and castle on the west shore of Windermere.
Lakeshore and parkland with way marked trails, great for family adventures. Starting at the front of the castle head down to the shingle beach to make a splash in England’s largest lake and explore the woodlands through the seasons. Joey’s café is open all year round serving baked goods, savoury snacks, locally roasted coffee, teas and hot chocolate as a tasty reward. See the castle’s church like interiors and the 19th century local photography exhibition on the ground floor, which is free to enter.
For any queries about visiting contact Wray Castle on 01539433250 or email@example.com
Address: Wray Castle, Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA. Visit Website