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Ghost Walk, from 26 Oct 2019, £10

The Ghosts of Lowther

The Ghosts of Lowther

Lowther Castle in full Hallowe'en mode in 2018. The event is back - with a vengeance - this October.


Fans of the Addams Family, lovers of ghouls, soul-hunters, day-of-the-dead followers, people who dream of spider-webs, ghostly voices, spectral mist, ghoulish sounds and unexpected happenings – rejoice! The Ghosts of Lowther are back on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October to give Lowther Castle and its visitors a thoroughly good haunting.

The event comprises a series of timed walks, during which ghoulistes can expect to encounter a range of exceptionally creepy characters. From The Knocker to the Headless Gardener to The Axeman to the Mistress of the Rose Garden, the cast – drawn, so rumour has it, from Ullswater College and Highly Suspect of Carlisle – will do their best to add salt and pepper to the journey of Hallowe’eners and make sure they view the gardens at Lowther with renewed respect. The Gardens Strike Back is the title of this year’s event. And so they shall.

As seasoned Lowther Hallowe’eners will know, spook-watching is not all about spooks. So besides offering visitors timed walks, the event ticket will also include entertainments particularly aimed at younger members of the family. These include face-painting from Fancy Fox Face Painting; lantern-making, guided by ARTventurers Carlisle; the opportunity for muggles to come up close to three owls, brought by the Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre; science demos on bones, skull and skeletons with the University of Cumbria; and drumming, on Saturday night from Kookaburra Drummers and on Sunday from BJamba.

There will also be an array of street-food vendors and, for the truly excitable, a Hallowe’en disco.

Please note: gates open at 5.00pm. Timed walks take place at 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm. The later you book, the more spooked you will be.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 Oct 2019 17:00 to 22:00
Sun 27 Oct 2019 17:00 to 22:00
Ghost Walks are timed. One-hour slots from 5.30pm. Last slot is 8.30pm. Walks become scarier as the evening goes on, the 8.30pm being the scariest.


Adult £10; Child (3-15) £8; Child under 3 or Carer: 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
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted


Charlotte Fairbairn


Lowther Castle,
CA10 2HH


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)
    • 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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