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Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle & Gardens

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This is a remarkable Lake District story - a magnificent Gothic Castle built in 1806, with a room for each day in the year, was home to the Earls of Lonsdale until 1936 and a magnet for artists and royalty. So why is it now a ruin? A visit to Lowther Castle will reveal all!

The visit starts in the stunning courtyard, home to a café, shop and the Story of Lowther exhibition which reveals the fascinating characters from its 850 year history including Wicked Jimmy, a 17th century Vegetarian Viscount, the Yellow Earl and the present custodian Jim Lowther who masterminded this restoration project, turning a derelict shell into an award winning visitor experience in 2016

The Exhibition leads you into 130 acres of Gardens, with vast lawns, summerhouses, the planted Castle ruin, Parterre, ancient Yew walk, a new Rose Garden and Lake District views. Also within the Garden, there is the ‘Lost Castle’, one of the largest Adventure Playgrounds in the UK

Lowther Castle is surrounded by parkland with waymarked Estate trails to explore on foot or by bike. A bike hire hub at the Castle offers ebikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes and trailers. Prebooked groups experiences include Head Gardener Tours, Meet the Owner, Castle and Cruises and Guided Bike rides. Open all year round

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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