Muncaster Castle Ravenglass CA18 1RQ
Muncaster lays claim to be the UK’s most haunted castle, and its Ghost Vigils dare you to spend the night seeking spooks at certain times of the year. But there’s a whole lot more to Muncaster than ghosts, starting with the magnificent 70-acre woodland gardens which burst into colour each spring. Add castle tours, a maze, kids’ activities, summer festivals and winter light-and-sound illuminations and it’s easy to spend a full day in what is a nailed-on cert for keeping the whole family entertained. Especially, don’t miss the flying owl displays or the heron feeding – and note that you can stay the night in the castle’s own B&B accommodation in the Coachman’s Quarters.