Ravenglass is an attractive coastal hamlet within the Lake District National Park. The dunes off Ravenglass provide shelter to the boats anchored in the estuaries and form an important part of the nature reserve.
The station sits alongside that of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway which is Lakeland’s oldest, longest and most scenic railway. This much loved miniature railway winds its way up into the beautiful Eskdale Valley. The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “ little railway “ in old Cumbrian dialect.
Muncaster Castle, is the ancient family seat of the Pennington family. Visitors will enjoy splendid historic gardens, a renowned owl centre, a celebrated ‘fool’ and ghosts aplenty. With a stable yard cafeteria and gift shop this makes a full day of fun for the family.
Ravenglass was occupied by the Romans for over 300 years and had a garrison of 500 soldiers. It was here that the Romans built the fort of GLANNOVENTA which was re-built in AD 130. Today, the only Roman remains are the ruins of the Roman bath house which stand just to the south of Ravenglass station within easy reach. This impressive site comprises some of the tallest Roman structures surviving in northern Britain. Doorways and windows, can still be made out in the walls. Domestic use of the building in the Middle Ages is the reason why so much has survived.
Ravenglass is the only coastal village within the Lake District National Park and the majority of the village is classified as a conservation area.