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Lowther Castle Gardens

Lowther Castle Gardens


Discover a garden that few have ever seen, abandoned by the family for decades they are now being reclaimed in part from the wilderness that grew over them.

The garden's layout dates from the 17th Century but the present most intact gardens are Edwardian and all lay buried under spruce and sycamore planted in the 1960's - now removed; and the acres of concrete dug out and planted with lawns and acres of native perennial wildflower beds.

There are over 20 different gardens at Lowther retaining varying degrees of intact landscaping, including a Japanese Garden, a Scented Garden, and an Iris Garden. Some gardens will be restored but visitors will also be able to see the remains of the Edwardian structures, lying derelict, covered in moss and lichen. Over 121 acres of abandoned and wild gardens will be gradually revealed and renovated.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Please see website for further details.


Stable Courtyard, Café, Shop, Loos – Free
Castle Ruins, Gardens, Galley and the lost castle £9 per adult, £7 per child (3-15)
Under 3yrs old – Free
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £29

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 8 Oct Penrith Rotary 10K Trail run and 4K fun run
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct Half Term Horrors
Tue 24 - Wed 25 Oct Halloween
Fri 27 - Sat 28 Oct Halloween


Lowther Castle & Gardens

01931 712192


Lowther Castle,
CA10 2HG



Plan route to Lowther Castle and Gardens Trust using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 526241  Lat: 54.60983 Long: -2.73537

Signposted from the A6 at Hackthorpe, within 15 minutes of M6 junctions 39 and 40, and the A66 from Penrith.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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