Ravenglass, Cumbria travel guide and Ravenglass information

Photo of Ravenglass in Lake District (Cumbria region)

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Visit Ravenglass

Ravenglass is a small village near the western coast of Cumbria (on the estuary formed by the meeting of three rivers - the Esk, Irt and Mite), and falls inside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. The attractive traditional village is in an enviable setting between the coast and the mountains.

The village itself has basic facilities, and is perhaps best known as being a stop on the popular Ravenglass and Eskdale railway - the longest operational steam railway in England, and one that traverses some very lovely Lake District scenery. Learn more of the history of the railway at the Ravenglass Railway Museum.

As evidence of the long history of the village take a look at the ruins referred to as Walls Castle. These are in fact the remains of a roman bathhouse, dating from the time that Ravenglass was an important outpost and supply depot for the Roman empire (selected because it could be accessed by sea).

Muncaster castle, an impressive castle dating in part from the 14th century and reputed to be haunted, is a popular attraction a little way south of Ravenglass village. You will also enjoy visiting the gardens and owl centre at the castle, as well as the great views.

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Map of Ravenglass and places to visit

Ravenglass places to visit