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Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle & Gardens


Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem.

Built at the turn of the 19th century and the third residence on this plot Lowther castle was a grand affair while its gardens were the envy of the north but by 1957 the castle was abandoned and left to become a ruin; and the garden were lost to wilderness. 60 years on, with new gardens, a huge adventure playground, fabulous café and shop, Lowther Castle is rapidly becoming one of the most intriguing and exciting visitor attractions in the country.

A place were children, adults, landscape devotees, flower lovers and anyone looking for a wonderful and fun day our will find plenty to please.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome in all areas except the lost castle.

Located on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park, three miles from the M6, junctions 40.

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 welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed


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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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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