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The Story of Lowther Exhibition 2.0 is now open.
OR – A Celebration in Gold – has been extended until 4th June.

Lowther Castle & Gardens

A stunning Lake District visitor attraction

Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north.

But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness.

Today Lowther Castle is one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country. Dramatic ruins, gardens within gardens, an adventure playground to rival the best in the land. We look forward to welcoming you.

A grand day out..

As you set out to visit Lowther Castle, we would like to make a few suggestions. Bring your children, your grandchildren, your friends, your dogs (on leads). Dress for all weathers, wear big smiles and expect to stay a while.

Lowther Castle is full of stories. Many of these are told in the exhibition, the Story of Lowther. And if you go exploring, through the ruins, through the gardens and woodland, you will find plenty more food for the imagination. The same family has lived here for 850 years and you can see and hear their echoes.

Meanwhile, if the younger members of your team wish to make their own stories, then seek out the lost castle, one of the UK’s largest adventure playgrounds. And when all of you are ready for a rest, you can retreat to the café or the takeaway and have some delicious freshly-made food.

The castle ruins and gardens are open every day from 10am to 4pm in winter and 10am to 5pm in summer. For castle and garden entry fees, click here. Last entry to the gardens 1 hour before closing.

PS. Cycle-hire is also on the menu so once you have explored the castle and gardens to your satisfaction, you can climb aboard a bicycle and journey around the wider park.

Gardens
Exhibition
Castle
the lost castle Adventure Playground
Lake District Honey Company
Cycle-Hire
Lowther Estate

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We’re looking for a few new faces to join our team! We have multiple roles available. Head over to our website for more details on the positions that are up for grabs and how to apply 🏰 #jobvacancy #penrith #work #castle #team #insta #joinus #admissions #staff #teamwork #thelakes #thelakedistrict #cumbria #lowther #lowthercastle #gardens #gardening

We’re looking for a few new faces to join our team! We have multiple roles available. Head over to our website for more details on the positions that are up for grabs and how to apply 🏰 #jobvacancy #penrith #work #castle #team #insta #joinus #admissions #staff #teamwork #thelakes #thelakedistrict #cumbria #lowther #lowthercastle #gardens #gardening ...

Behold our most romantic garden in June! Enclosed within the remains of our enchanting castle ruin, where the glory of the past is filled with bountiful plants from around the world. With many in full bloom now, it is one that you don’t want to miss on your next visit.#visitinggardens
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Behold our most romantic garden in June! Enclosed within the remains of our enchanting castle ruin, where the glory of the past is filled with bountiful plants from around the world. With many in full bloom now, it is one that you don’t want to miss on your next visit.

#visitinggardens
#lovegardens
#horticulture
#learningaboutplants
#akebialongeracemosa
#clematismontanagrandiflora
#thalictrumaquilegifoliumalbum
#ferns
#cornusnormanhadden
#floweringdogwood
#valerianaofficinalis
#euonymusplanipesinbloom
#euonymusplanipes
#lowthercastle #gardendesign #plantingdesign #insta #reels #pretty #visit #cumbria #penrith #lowthercastle #playarea #historical
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There is still time to experience ‘OR’ - A Celebration In Gold, with it now being extended until June 4th. This is an immersive experience that you don’t want to miss! ⚜️ #cumbria #halfterm #art #artist #exhibition #installation #castle #thelakedistrict #lowther #lowthercastle #thelakes #cumbrialife #thenorthwest #daysout #playarea #summer #insta

There is still time to experience ‘OR’ - A Celebration In Gold, with it now being extended until June 4th. This is an immersive experience that you don’t want to miss! ⚜️ #cumbria #halfterm #art #artist #exhibition #installation #castle #thelakedistrict #lowther #lowthercastle #thelakes #cumbrialife #thenorthwest #daysout #playarea #summer #insta ...

This is your sign to embrace to weather this half term. Rain or shine Lowther still has so much to offer... And don’t forget we also sell umbrellas!  #tourism #lowthercastle #touristattraction #castle #historicbuildings #castles #cumbria #thelakedistrict #thelakes #playarea #dayout #halfterm #thingstodo

This is your sign to embrace to weather this half term. Rain or shine Lowther still has so much to offer... And don’t forget we also sell umbrellas! #tourism #lowthercastle #touristattraction #castle #historicbuildings #castles #cumbria #thelakedistrict #thelakes #playarea #dayout #halfterm #thingstodo ...

Each plant in our plant theatre has been grown, nurtured and potted by members of our dedicated garden team. The plants you see in the parterre of the castle are the same ones you can take home!  #castle #historicbuildings #architecture #gardening #gardens #cumbria #thelakes #thelakedistrict #tourtistattraction #garden #flowers #plants

Each plant in our plant theatre has been grown, nurtured and potted by members of our dedicated garden team. The plants you see in the parterre of the castle are the same ones you can take home! #castle #historicbuildings #architecture #gardening #gardens #cumbria #thelakes #thelakedistrict #tourtistattraction #garden #flowers #plants ...