Wray Castle

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Wray Castle


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  • Description

    Wray Castle is a National Trust owned family friendly mock-Gothic castle on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers, informal grounds, and Peter Rabbit adventure. This is not a real castle but a private house built in in the Gothic Revival Style in 1840. It was built for Dr James Dawson, a retired Liverpool surgeon, and is now owned by the National Trust. The house was built using his wife’s inheritance from a gin fortune. Apparently she took one look at the house when it was finished, and refused to live in it. Portcullis to turrets which don’t have any access,William Wordsworth, said it ‘added a dignified feature to the interesting scenery in the midst of which it stands’. It was designed by John Jackson Lightfoot.
  • Owner

    Terry Kearney
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Dedication (CC0)
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/24490288@N04/48789317953/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 260 times
    Picture Taken: 2019-08-23T12:29:54
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