Chase stands just back from the A595. Keep on the A595 past the
turn to Ravenglass and continue on past the main Muncaster Castle
car park. Approximately 250 yards past the main entrance to the
Castle, the road rises quite steeply and bears sharp right. As it
does so, there is a partially concealed entrance on your left (just
past the bridleway). Turn in, follow the drive to your left and
park outside the house (the drive is circular - no need to turn
around when you leave!). If you overshoot, you may turn around in
the Church/Garden Centre car park at the back of Muncaster Castle
(first turning on the right past the Chase) and retrace your steps.
We recommend leaving the M6 at Junction 36. Take the A590 as far
as Greenodd - then turn onto the A595 and stay on it all the way
to the coast, where it turns sharp right at Silecroft. Keep on it
towards Ravenglass. As you approach an old humpback bridge over
the River Esk, you will see Muncaster Castle on the fellside to
your left. Cross the bridge and follow the road up the hill. At
the top of the hill, approximately 250 yards past the turn to Muncaster
Garden Centre and Church, there is a partially hidden driveway on
the right (you can see Muncaster Chase amongst the trees on the
hillside to your right before you get to the driveway - it is a
handsome, pink granite building). Turn in, follow the drive around
to your left and park outside the house (the drive is circular -
no need to turn around when you leave!). If you overshoot the drive,
you may continue down the A595 and turn around in Muncaster Castle's
car park, then retrace your steps.
further car parking at the back of the house. Instead of following
the drive to the front, branch left at the top of the drive around
the side of the house - the car park is directly ahead of you.
Unless you are confident tackling very narrow, unfenced moorland
roads and extremely steep hills, do NOT be tempted by the roads
on the map that look like shortcuts!)
When travelling by rail, it is necessary to change at either Carlisle
(coming from the north) or Preston (coming from the south). There
is a railway station at Ravenglass, which is approximately 1 mile
from the Centre - uphill. It is only a small station with no taxi
rank. If a taxi is required, it will have to be pre-booked.
prefer to catch a West Coast main line train to either Oxenholme
or Penrith and hire a car for the remainder of the journey.
happily supply you with contact details for car hire firms and taxis
in the area on request.
wish to check train times or purchase tickets on-line, go to:
The nearest airport is Manchester International which is approximately
125 miles from the Centre. The next nearest is Glasgow Airport,
which is about 150 miles. From there you may either hire a car or
arrange a chauffeur-driven collection. Several local firms will
do an airport pick-up and delivery.
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