Lowther Castle and Gardens, Lowther Castle and Gardens, Penrith, CA10 2HH – Visit Now
Lowther Castle in Cumbria is pure fairy-tale picture book: 200 years old, standing in rolling pastoral landscape and at the head of the little known but idyllic Lowther Valley.
Whilst the facade of the ruined castle and the gloriously neglected gardens have sat “unspoiled” for 70 years, in 2010 they were leased to the Lowther Castle and Garden Trust who have embarked on an £8.9m restoration scheme that hopes to develop the castle into a major visitor attraction. A host of craftsmen have been busy replacing slate roofs, rebuilding collapsed turrets, repairing lime plaster ceilings, refurbishing hundreds of windows and doors, removing hundreds of tonnes of army concrete, and sympathetically installing modern services. Much of which can already be enjoyed and with the promise of more to come.
The pretty village of Askham sits on the edge of the estate and is well worth a visit for its two pubs, village green and lido and this summer, the Lowther Deer Park will once again play host to three-day music festival, Kendal Calling.
Admission ChargesGarden entrance £11 per adult; £7 per child (3-15 y-o); £34 for a family for 2 adults, up to 3 children.
Services and FacilitiesCafe, gardens
Commercial and hire servicesAvailable for weddings and conferences