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Lowther Castle and Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great day out

We spent several hours here, include a couple of hours on the castle playground. My kids (4 & 7... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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A Country day out

Lowther Castle & Estate is well worth a visit, preferably on a fine sunny day. Extensive walks in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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Lowther Castle sits on a majestic elevated spot a few miles south of Penrith. Surrounded by acres of woodland and ancient gardens, the ruined castle is a stunning place to visit for families of all sizes and ages. An adventure playground in the...more
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Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712192
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent several hours here, include a couple of hours on the castle playground. My kids (4 & 7) really enjoyed themselves. The food in the cafe was fine but not amazing - my wife and I had sausages and chips, but unless we missed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lowther Castle & Estate is well worth a visit, preferably on a fine sunny day. Extensive walks in the grounds, cafe, and historical displays in the parts of the castle still intact. One of the places in the Historic Houses Members Booklet, so free entry...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RobinEaston
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lovely place to chill out with the kiddies. Fabulous views and a lovely onsite cafe! Great car park and shop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aimied45
Reviewed 6 days ago

The work the team at Lowther is doing is perfectly pitched between restoration, regeneration and conservation. Lowther Castle gets better with each visit and I can't recommend it highly enough. The Lost Castle is also possible the best children's play area I've seen in a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DrPeterDRobinson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle ruins with the history of the castle information on plaques to read as you walk through. Beautiful castle grounds and a stunning view from the view point at one side of the gardens.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TracyW1805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main visitor building is undergoing considerable upgrading which meant that there was little to see and experience inside. Fortunately the rain that was falling when we arrive stopped giving us the opportunity to experience the wonderful walks around around the estate. Walking boots or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lowther Castle and its extensive parkland is great for family and dog walking. Beware of sheep though. The long circular walk from the castle and back via Askham village is well worth it. There is a castle like adventure playground with rope swings and bridges...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank stevied0186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day out on our bikes riding three of the trails round the Castle and grounds. Four adults and two children. One of our party hired a bike from Arragon Cycles of Penrith. Booked on line the day before and Sarah was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marie6477
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

met by very friendly staff and handed a map of the place we set off to explore all the magic this place has to offer. The kids playground was a particular hit ( with all of us ) and the place itself is just enchanting....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank krestine h
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Children from aged 2 upwards to 60+ enjoy this magical place. Also the gardens are wonderful with snowdrops due out any time.

Date of experience: January 2019
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23 January 2019|
Response from Susan S |
Its mostly accessible with a pram but there are areas where you won't be able to access.
23 January 2019|
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Response from CateGr | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely the history bit has ramps and disability access. Dogs are allowed throughout also it’s a very friendly place. The gardens there might be a few paths that were tricky but otherwise all good. The cafe is... More
Jackie T
8 October 2018|
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Response from Thomas m | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a free car park. We were there in the morning and plenty of spaces