2018

NY3701 : Landings in Wray Castle

taken 6 years ago, near to High Wray, Cumbria, England

Landings in Wray Castle
Landings in Wray Castle
Looking across the first floor in Wray Castle.
Wray Castle

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


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NY3701, 188 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
DS Pugh   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 April, 2019
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3748 0101 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.0419N 2:57.8728W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3748 0102
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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