|Western Lake District
Muncaster Castle, home to the Pennington family for 800 years, is a genuine treasure trove of art and antiques. Its Great Hall, octagonal library and elegant dining room are all windows on a grand past. But Muncaster's wild history reveals a flipside to life in a stately home. The castle evolved from the Pele Tower, built to repel marauding Scots. Those who stay here say it is haunted by ghosts, including the legendary Tom Fool. Visit the Tapestry Room if you dare.
The front lawns of the castle look out towards the west coast of Cumbria soaking up the warmth from the gulf stream and the setting sun.
The lawns are used regularly to display the wonderful array of owls and other birds of prey from the owl centre.
The Castle Front Lawn is also a perfect location for wedding photographs. There is plenty of space for larger groups and also more intimate backdrops for shots of the Bride and groom and smaller family groups. Normally private to the Castle, the family is happy for wedding parties to use this exclusive area. In fine weather drinks may be served on the lawn.