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The Story of Lowther exhibition is now closed and will re-open in a brand new format in the spring.
Also date for the diary: OR A Celebration in Gold 19th April – 6th May.

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.

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

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While the wind and storms hold us in their thrall, here is something to look forward to at Lowther – the new Story of Lowther exhibition, currently being installed in the courtyard gallery. Think bold, think gold, think scale and drama.To open in the spring. Watch this space for the date.#lowthercastle #lowther #storyoflowther #exhibition #blackandgoldPs. We are closed today. No power!

While the wind and storms hold us in their thrall, here is something to look forward to at Lowther – the new Story of Lowther exhibition, currently being installed in the courtyard gallery. Think bold, think gold, think scale and drama.

To open in the spring. Watch this space for the date.

#lowthercastle #lowther #storyoflowther #exhibition #blackandgold

Ps. We are closed today. No power!
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A year ago – and here we are again. #lowthercastle #castlesinsnow #winter #beautifulwhitelandscape #castlesofinstagram #lowtherestate #lowtherpark

A year ago – and here we are again.

 

#lowthercastle #castlesinsnow #winter #beautifulwhitelandscape #castlesofinstagram #lowtherestate #lowtherpark
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In the Chinese calendar, 2024 is the year of the wooden dragon – perhaps this is an omen for Lowther, given that the dragon is the estate’s logo. For sure, we have an exciting year ahead.The exhibition may be closed just now but when it reopens, it will be an all-singing, all-dancing display. Think black and gold, think dynamic lighting, think exuberant and imaginative design.In the gardens, we are holding a grand art installation that will create a proper wow for us and for the county.We look forward to unveiling our new installations, giving our visitors more to feast their eyes on both in the gallery and more widely, in the gardens.Watch this space.#lowthercastle #lowtherestate #yearofthedragon #gold #goingforgold #storyoflowther

In the Chinese calendar, 2024 is the year of the wooden dragon – perhaps this is an omen for Lowther, given that the dragon is the estate’s logo. For sure, we have an exciting year ahead.

The exhibition may be closed just now but when it reopens, it will be an all-singing, all-dancing display. Think black and gold, think dynamic lighting, think exuberant and imaginative design.

In the gardens, we are holding a grand art installation that will create a proper wow for us and for the county.

We look forward to unveiling our new installations, giving our visitors more to feast their eyes on both in the gallery and more widely, in the gardens.Watch this space.



#lowthercastle #lowtherestate #yearofthedragon #gold #goingforgold #storyoflowther
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Happy New Year to all our friends and followers. We wish you all an excellent year.At Lowther, we are planning a year of steady progress, interspersed with the odd explosion of colour and excitement.If you are an annual passholder, look out for our tip top January offer which will be announced on the website tomorrow. If you are not an annual passholder, it might be worth becoming one...#lowthercastle #happynewyear #horticulture #ongoingproject #newyearnewgoals #annualpassholder #castlesofinstagram

Happy New Year to all our friends and followers. We wish you all an excellent year.

At Lowther, we are planning a year of steady progress, interspersed with the odd explosion of colour and excitement.

If you are an annual passholder, look out for our tip top January offer which will be announced on the website tomorrow. If you are not an annual passholder, it might be worth becoming one...

#lowthercastle #happynewyear #horticulture #ongoingproject #newyearnewgoals #annualpassholder #castlesofinstagram
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