On the western coast of the Lake District, Muncaster Castle is a little bit out of the way of the tourist hotspots of Windermere and Keswick. It is however, a popular tourist destination and rightly so.
The photos below of Muncaster were captured with a Fuji X-T1 together with the 10-24mm wide angle zoom and the longer 50-140mm zoom, sometimes with a 2x converter to provide extra reach – useful for some of the bird shots.
Throughout the day the Hawk and Owl Centre, which is based at Muncaster, provide daily displays and educational insights into some beautiful birds. The birds fly incredibly close to the audience and ducking is a compulsory part of the audience participation. It all helps to make a visit to Muncaster that extra bit special.
The buildings and grounds themselves are in a stunning location with views over the lakeland fells. You can spend a day here quite easily.
The Castle is owned by the Pennington family, who have lived at Muncaster for at least 800 years. It’s nice to see the the Castle is still looking absolutely fabulous today.
Here are a few pictures from our day at Muncaster. See my previous post for a look at Ravenglass which is about a 20 minute walk away from Muncaster.