Wray Castle :: Shared Description

Wray Castle is not really a castle at all. It is actually a large private house built in the Victorian Gothic Revival Style between 1840 and 1847. It is a grade II* listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 76756 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

The house was originally built as a retirement home for retired Liverpudlian surgeon James Dawson, who built it along with the neighbouring Wray Church. The house and grounds have belonged to the National Trust since 1929 when it was donated to the Trust along with 64 acres of its estate. Since the National Trust acquired the castle it has been used for a variety of purposes, including a youth hostel, the offices of the Freshwater Biological Association, and a training college for Merchant Navy radio officers (RMS Wray Castle). The house has only been opened to the public on a regular basis since 2011.

The castle grounds, which include part of the shoreline of Windermere, are open all year round and are renowned for their selection of specimen trees.

LinkExternal link National Trust Information for Visitors
by David Dixon

19 images use this description:

NY3701 : Wray Castle Boathouse, Low Wray Bay by David Dixon
NY3701 : Wray Castle, Claife by David Dixon
NY3700 : Wray Castle Estate, View of the Fells from the Main Draiveway by David Dixon
NY3701 : Mountain Goat Bus at Wray Castle by David Dixon
NY3701 : View Towards Windermere from Wray Castle by David Dixon
NY3701 : Low Wray Bay, Landing Stage at Wray Castle by David Dixon
NY3701 : Wray Castle Estate, View from the Terrace by David Dixon
NY3700 : St Margaret's Church by David Dixon
NY3701 : Wray Castle (RMS Wray Castle) by David Dixon
NY3701 : Wray Castle by David Dixon
NY3700 : Path Towards Wray Castle by David Dixon
NY3701 : Windermere Shore Path at Wray Castle by David Dixon
NY3701 : Wray Castle Estate, The Dower House by David Dixon
NY3701 : Wray Castle Servants' Hall by David Dixon
NY3700 : Low Wray, Church of St Margaret by David Dixon
NY3701 : View from Wray Castle by David Dixon
NY3700 : Church of St Margaret, Low Wray by David Dixon
NY3700 : Wray Castle from Watbarrow Wood by David Dixon
NY3700 : Wray Castle Gateway and Lodge by David Dixon


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Created: Sun, 1 Jun 2014, Updated: Sun, 1 Jun 2014

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