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Halloween Event, Sat 26 - Sun 27 Oct 2019, £8-£10

Lowther Castle

Lowther Castle

Details

Just when you thought it was safe to go about your October half-term business in peace and quiet – and then out of the gloaming come attack-ghosts in the form of characters such as The Headless Gardener, The Axeman and The Knocker. The Ghosts of Lowther – the hottest, ghostliest, spookiest, most defibrillating ticket in the whole of the Cumbrian Hallowe’en spook-calendar – are back, this time with twigs, thorns, sound effects and unlimited spectralness. Over 20 ghosts in the garden, brought to Lowther by Highly Suspect who were behind last year’s triumphant Lowther spooktacular.
And remember, the later the slot you pick, the less likely you are to make it home.
Please note: gates to the courtyard open at 5.00pm. Ghosts walks start at 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
All tickets must be prebooked but visitors are welcome to arrive at any point.

Pre and post Ghost walk fun in the courtyard include facepainting, make a Halloween lantern, meet the owls, Halloween disco, street entertainers and drummers plus a weird and wonderful science of bone pop up, all included in the ticket price. There will be a choice of street food and the Lowther café and into the woods café are also open all night.
Younger visitors are better to book earlier tickets.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Oct 2019 17:00 to 20:30
Gates to the courtyard open at 5.00pm. Ghosts walks start at 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm

Prices

Adult £10.00
Child (3-15) £8.00
Children under 3 and carers Free

Facilities

  • 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
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Address

Lowther Castle,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA10 2HH

Directions

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

Map reference: NY 528242  Lat: 54.61085 Long: -2.73192

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

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

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
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual 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)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • 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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