Lowther Castle & Garden

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.

Seventy years on from its demolition, Lowther Castle is now 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. For visitors young and old (and four-legged), Lowther Castle offers plenty to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you.


Open daily all year round (except Christmas day)
April-September: 10am-5pm (last tickets at 4pm)
October-March: 10am-4pm (last tickets at 3pm)


By Car or Coach: SATNAV: CA10 2HH
From the North: M6 exit at J40. Follow A66 east to next roundabout, then take the A6 south for 3 miles. Follow the signs for Lowther Castle.
From the South: M6 exit at J39. Follow A6 north for 8 miles. Follow the signs for Lowther Castle.
From the East or West: From A66, at Penrith, follow A6 south for 3 miles. Follow the signs for Lowther Castle.
Penrith is the closest train station to Lowther Castle. Travel on the main west coast line from London Euston or south from Glasgow or Edinburgh.  1hr 30 min from Edinburgh, 3 hours from London. Lowther Castle is approximately 6 miles from the train station by taxi.
Lowther Castle, Penrith
Cumbria, CA10 2HH
Tel: 01931 712192
Email: info@lowthercastle.org


Click here for our latest special events and activities: www.lowthercastle.org/to-do/whats-on/


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