Lottie – and we – really enjoyed our visit to Muncaster Castle and Gardens last ‘summer’. She saw lots of the gardens as she wasn’t allowed in the castle (so we took it in turns to visit). We all enjoyed the Owl Centre (but Lottie was a little concerned by the flying display … the Eagle Owl was nearly as big as her!). A good day out – see more in our Dogpeople Says report below:
DogPeople Says : Muncaster Castle
Lottie visited in June 2012 on a trip to Cumbria (Western Lake District). She enjoyed the scents and sights of the castle grounds including the Sundial Gardens and the Wildflower Meadow. She saw some of the gardens twice as we took it in turns to visit the castle (where dogs are not allowed). There are plenty of seats in the gardens if you just want to rest, eat a picnic or admire the views. One of the highlights of our visit was the resident owls in the Owl Centre, some kept a close watch on Lottie! We enjoyed the flying display in the afternoon but Lottie was a bit spooked so we didn’t get too close. Creeping Kate’s cafe in the stable yard was ideal for a bite to eat at lunchtime. We enjoyed tuna mayonnaise baguettes and a pot of tea. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating areas, some of which are undercover – useful on a wet or chilly day. Lottie travelled by the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. It took us about 30 minutes to walk from Ravenglass Station via Ravenglass Roman Bath House and Decoy Wood. All in all a very good day out; other visitors we met, both two legged and four, also seemed to be enjoying themselves.