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By Road:
Muncaster Chase is situated just off the A595 opposite Muncaster Castle above the village of Ravenglass in West Cumbria.

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From the NORTH:


Muncaster 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.

From the SOUTH:
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.

There is 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.

(Note: 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!)

By Rail:
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.

Many visitors prefer to catch a West Coast main line train to either Oxenholme or Penrith and hire a car for the remainder of the journey.

We will happily supply you with contact details for car hire firms and taxis in the area on request.

If you wish to check train times or purchase tickets on-line, go to:

By Air:
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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