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Our Summer Garden Story Trail – A Swallow’s Tale –
will be on display from 28th June until 2nd September.

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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The Rose Garden is now blossoming and preparing for the summer holidays. Come and see the abundance of 30+ rose varieties and their fragrance @lowther_castle.
Our Head Gardener, @andreabrunsendorf, is tending to the Rosa ‘Poet’s Wife’, a luxurious yellow David Austin rose that repeats flowering and has a strong fruity fragrance. This unique rose is a favourite among our team, and deadheading this beauty becomes addictive. 😉
#rosegarden #lowthercastle #poetswife #davidaustinroses #gardening #deadheading #publichorticulture #lakedistrict #roses #summer #insta #cumbria #penrith #tourist #garden #gardening

The Rose Garden is now blossoming and preparing for the summer holidays. Come and see the abundance of 30+ rose varieties and their fragrance @lowther_castle.

Our Head Gardener, @andreabrunsendorf, is tending to the Rosa ‘Poet’s Wife’, a luxurious yellow David Austin rose that repeats flowering and has a strong fruity fragrance. This unique rose is a favourite among our team, and deadheading this beauty becomes addictive. 😉

#rosegarden #lowthercastle #poetswife #davidaustinroses #gardening #deadheading #publichorticulture #lakedistrict #roses #summer #insta #cumbria #penrith #tourist #garden #gardening
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Our wildflower panels are in full summer swing, providing colour and food for so many beneficial pollinators…
#wildflowermeadow #nativeplants #gardeningwithwildflowers #pollinators #biodiversity #gardening #publichorticulture #lowthercastle

Our wildflower panels are in full summer swing, providing colour and food for so many beneficial pollinators…
#wildflowermeadow #nativeplants #gardeningwithwildflowers #pollinators #biodiversity #gardening #publichorticulture #lowthercastle
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Nothing says summer like a picnic! Our shop has you covered with new picnic blankets and picnic boxes just in time for the sunshine! #sunshine #picnic #toddlers #teddybears #teddybearspicnic #summer #holidays #sun #foodie #tourism #tourist #touristattraction #castle #cute #kids #dayout

Nothing says summer like a picnic! Our shop has you covered with new picnic blankets and picnic boxes just in time for the sunshine! #sunshine #picnic #toddlers #teddybears #teddybearspicnic #summer #holidays #sun #foodie #tourism #tourist #touristattraction #castle #cute #kids #dayout ...

It’s time to discover your own favourite spots at Lowther! Already have one? Let us know what it is below!👇🏼#lowther #castle #historicbuildings #castleruins #tourist #touristattraction #visit #visitcumbria #visitthelakes #thelakedistrict #thelakes #lowthercastle #dragon #giftshop #uk #england #sightseeing #kidsdayout #playarea #gardens

It’s time to discover your own favourite spots at Lowther! Already have one? Let us know what it is below!👇🏼

#lowther #castle #historicbuildings #castleruins #tourist #touristattraction #visit #visitcumbria #visitthelakes #thelakedistrict #thelakes #lowthercastle #dragon #giftshop #uk #england #sightseeing #kidsdayout #playarea #gardens
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Summer is here, and a wonderful ice cream flavour has arrived at @lowther_castle that excites our head gardener!It is made of the small orange berries of Seabuckthorn, also known as Hippophae rhaminoides.
The fruit of this European and Asian native shrub is harvested after the first frost, which will release the sugars and make the berry sweeter. It is full of Vitamin C, and one can make syrups and jams out.
It also has broad uses in traditional medicine and is used in plantings to stabilise dunes because of its extensive roots stem and being tolerant to drought & salt. We love this new citrusy flavour that pairs well with dark chocolate.#summerishere #icecream #seabuckthorn #nativewoodyplant #hippophaerhamnoides
#edibleberries #edibleforestplant #lowther #gelato #icecream #summer #kidsdayout #sun #touristattraction #cumbria #thingstodo #dayout #visit #thelakedistrict

Summer is here, and a wonderful ice cream flavour has arrived at @lowther_castle that excites our head gardener!

It is made of the small orange berries of Seabuckthorn, also known as Hippophae rhaminoides.
The fruit of this European and Asian native shrub is harvested after the first frost, which will release the sugars and make the berry sweeter. It is full of Vitamin C, and one can make syrups and jams out.
It also has broad uses in traditional medicine and is used in plantings to stabilise dunes because of its extensive roots stem and being tolerant to drought & salt. We love this new citrusy flavour that pairs well with dark chocolate.

#summerishere #icecream #seabuckthorn #nativewoodyplant #hippophaerhamnoides
#edibleberries #edibleforestplant #lowther #gelato #icecream #summer #kidsdayout #sun #touristattraction #cumbria #thingstodo #dayout #visit #thelakedistrict
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Photograph of a short eared owl in flight from a buzzard, captured yesterday by one of the Lowther conservation team up on the scar.#naturallandmanagement #lowtherestate #conservation #poetryinmotion #shortearedowl

Photograph of a short eared owl in flight from a buzzard, captured yesterday by one of the Lowther conservation team up on the scar.

#naturallandmanagement #lowtherestate #conservation #poetryinmotion #shortearedowl
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Sweet card from the Penrith and Eden Refugees Network saying thank you for their recent visit to Lowther.Congratulations to PERN for all their wonderful work.#penrithedenrefugeenetwork #PERN

Sweet card from the Penrith and Eden Refugees Network saying thank you for their recent visit to Lowther.

Congratulations to PERN for all their wonderful work.

#penrithedenrefugeenetwork #PERN
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