Lowther Castle and Gardens, Penrith

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  • Lovely to walk around the castle ruins having first learned the colourful history of the family, particularly the yellow earl. The grounds are extensive as are the plans for restoration. What a disapp...  more »
  • Lowther Castle and Gardens is well worth a visit. The castle is good to see, even though there are no rooms you can go in, as it is only really a standing front. The gardens are quirky and nice to wal...  more »
  • We spent a full chunk of the day here despite the wind and rain. Most of which was at the lost castle in the woods, nicely protected from the weather by the trees! The children also enjoyed wandering ...  more »
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  • Lowther Castle and Gardens is a great visit for family and those wishing to explore. The gardens are beautifully laid out and the ruins are really impressive. The cafe whilst expensive served good quality food and tea/coffee - even some local beer to. The new children's lost castle area is absolutely brilliant though more geared to slightly older kids (5+). There is a toddlers area however. Some of the gardens have not been restored which was a bit of a shame especially when the pictures show how they once were. However I plan to visit Lowther Castle again in a couple of years. Some areas will have matured and developed. The castle itself is magnificent. I heartily recommend going.
  • Stunning castle and grounds, extremely child friendly with hundreds of places to run around, get gorgeous views and play. Easy, free parking, worth the entrance fee for sure! Dog friendly but shame dogs had to be on the lead the whole time when the grounds are perfect for a good run around - only wish mine could have roamed free outside of the manicured gardens. Lovely dog friendly pub just behind it, great stop off before heading to Ullswater.
  • We had a really enjoyable family day out, the kids loved exploring the around the old castle and then exploring the gardens. But they loved the Lost Castle adventure playground the most, it was the best outdoor playground we have ever seen and the kids didn't want to leave. Recently updated cafe and facilities were very good as well, will definitely be going back.
  • A great place for a day out. Stunning landscaped grounds surround the ruins of the old castle. There's a Dan Pearson planting scheme in front of the ruins that adds a touch of class. Plenty of rolling acres to stretch your legs dotted with interesting features such as an orchard, woodland play park and refreshment cabin and great vistas out over the surrounding countryside. Really good cafe on site too.
  • What a brilliant day out! Awesome for walking, bird watching and kids play areas. There's even a cafe stop with WC's half way around that's clean, modern and reasonably priced. Entertaining at every minute and the castle and views are just breathtaking! Staff amwere VERY friendly and the gardens extremely well cared for. We drove 1.5 hours to the castle E/W and it was well worth the journey! A big Thanks to the organisers!

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