Sunday, August 19, 2012

Muncaster Castle

Muncaster castle is the home of the Pennington family, lies to the west of the lake district and is a great day out. We took an audio tour of the house which was well worth it as we heard family legends and tales as we moved around each room. Muncaster contains the star of India Presented by Emperor Haile Selassie to an 11year old Sir Pennington for demonstrating how the lawn mower worked. The Castle and gardens were superb.

The nearby ravenglass railway was a huge hit! We were rather tired but decided we would stop at one ofthe stations just to 'look' at the trains. When on sat there steaming away and there was the chance to ride on the footplate we couldn't resist so off we went! It was magical.
We had a fabulously terrifyingly fun journey over hardknot and wrynose pass before stopping for supper at Ambleside.


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