Situated on the North Western shore of Windermere, and easily accessible by car, on foot, by bike, and by boat - and offering fun and entertainment for children & adults alike, Wray Castle could well be the perfect destination for a day out when visiting the Lake District.
Here's what the National Trust says: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wray-castle/
"Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds. Wray Castle came to us without its contents so you will not see a 'typical' National Trust house full of paintings, furniture and antiques with an accompanying owner-family history through the ages. What you will see is a 'tired' but fascinating building with hints of its ‘grand’ past and plenty of signs of its varied history. Make sure you join one of our free tours to get its full life story. If you've children to entertain you'll be pleased to know the rooms may be empty of grand possessions but full of kids having fun in our dressing up and castle-building spaces, perfect for a wet day in the Lakes! There’s plenty to do outdoors too, like rope swing, den-building and trails, in our family-friendly gardens and grounds. The Castle and grounds are now open for 2014."