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Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle & Gardens

  • Hudsons Heritage Explorer Pass
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Castle, next open Mon 31 Mar - Fri 31 Oct 2014

Contact

Lowther Castle & Gardens

01931 712192

Address

Lowther Castle,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA10 2HG

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Details

The ruined castle and gardens at Lowther stand on a limestone escarpment at the Northern edge of the Lake District National Park, three miles from the M6, junction 40. The 130 acre, Grade II* listed site contains the remnants of at least three significant buildings and an abandoned garden - one of England's greatest gardens, once famous, but unseen for 70 years.

The restored Stable Courtyard café and shop are fully open now; and 2014 will see the completion of stabilisation work to the castle ruins, and the creation of the new Dan Pearson designed Parterre garden behind the south façade of the castle, to complement the 130 acres of gardens. The Lowther museum and gallery is due to open autumn 2014 in the west wing of the courtyard.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

For further details see www.lowthercastle.org

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 31 Mar - Fri 31 Oct 2014 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00
Sat 1 Nov 2014 - Tue 31 Mar 2015 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

Castle ruins and gardens £8 per adult, children and dogs free.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • 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
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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

General

  • 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

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • 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

Location

Directions

Plan route to Lowther Castle and Gardens Trust using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

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