Welcome to Lowther Castle & Gardens

Welcome to Lowther Castle & Gardens.

***** Update - Lowther Castle & Gardens re-opened on Monday 13th March 2017!
It was a beautiful day, the sun shone down and the newly planted hornbeams cast wonderful shadows across the courtyard as visitors enjoyed the sunshine, sipping on lattes. *****

Looking out across the Lake District National Park sit the romantic ruins of Lowther Castle. A sight of dramatic beauty and splendour, the castle presides over 130 acres of hidden gardens, enchanting woodland and breath-taking views.

Closed to the public for over 70 years the castle & grounds became the subject of one of Europe’s largest renovation projects in 2011. New and inspired garden designs complement areas of wild beauty offering glimpses of opulence and grandeur that once was.

It has been an exciting year for Lowther Castle and Gardens with the opening of the lost castle, into the woods and a new exhibition area detailing the history of the Lowther Family, the plans for the project and some fantastic information about the story of Lowther Castle. Visitors are now able to access a large part of the ruin including the the Garden in The Ruin which was designed by Dan Pearson and brought to life by Head Gardener Martin Ogle and his team. 

The original stable courtyard is home to our beautifully refurbished cafe which is situated in the old coach house. We offer a selection of seasonal light lunches, soups and delicious cakes every day. Housed in our converted pony block is the Lowther Castle shop, the perfect place to buy a souvenir of your visit or a special gift, many are from local suppliers including a selection of handmade items.  

Cafe, Shop, Gardens & Gallery open every day from 10am to 4pm in the winter and 10am to 5pm in the summer. Last entry to the Gardens 1 hour before closing.