Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HH
The spectacular shell of one of England's grandest Gothic mansions.
- Free for members
- Cafe / restaurant
- Free parking
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
- Pet friendly
- Getting Here
- Opening Times
- Group Visits
Lowther Castle has enjoyed a rich and varied history. One of the finest Gothic buildings of the north west, the castle was completed in 1812.
For a century or more Lowther played host to the great and the good of the United Kingdom.
But in 1936, the turmoil of the 20th century took over. The castle was abandoned, then occupied by the army and finally in 1957 partly demolished.
Today Lowther Castle is once again in the pink. Rescued from wilderness, the castle ruins have been planted and the gardens house ventures old and new. Ancient borders jostle with new designs.
Ancient woodlands house one of the UK’s largest adventure playgrounds. In the courtyard, there is a fabulous café and shop. For young and old alike, Lowther Castle is a wonderful place to visit.
There is a remarkable story here and it is set in one of England’s most dramatic landscapes.
Please check the website for further information, admission times and details about special events.Visit the house's website
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