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Lowther Castle and Gardens

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Lowther Castle is set in a beautiful location near Penrith

Lowther castle is a place for all, set in beautiful grounds , the history of the castle is very... read more

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Gillian O
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Short stop

Unfortunately we only had a short stop here but what a place. Lowther Castle is beautiful. Set in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
taz112m
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Lowther Castle sits on a majestic elevated spot a few miles south of Penrith. Surrounded by acres of woodland and ancient gardens, the ruined castle is a stunning place to visit for families of all sizes and ages. An adventure playground in the...more
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Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Lowther castle is a place for all, set in beautiful grounds , the history of the castle is very informative but not over facing and interspaced with displays of silverware and antiques. You step out of the door into the old ruins and beautiful gardens....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gillian O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately we only had a short stop here but what a place. Lowther Castle is beautiful. Set in the lovely Penrith countryside. I with I had more time to see it all. Next time maybe. It's a great place to take the family don't forget...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a family day out.There is plenty space so even when it’s busy it doesn’t feel like it is, The grounds are huge and well worth a really good explore with lots of hidden gems to find. The restoration of the castle is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive for families in all honesty but such a breathtaking beautiful structure! We didn’t pay for entry we wandered around the free parts but it’s such a lovely building and was great for school history topic homework!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went solely for the Lost Castle, which is excellent. Very difficult to get kids out of it. If not for the Lost Castle, wouldn't be worth the entry fee in our opinion. Extremely glad we took a picnic as, based on a hot drink...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the cost on entry (for a family and friends) is a little high the kids certainly will have the chance to run off some energy! The Lost Castle is excellent for both toddlers and older children alike, once you accept that you can't keep...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RuthEEvans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friends and brought out own bikes. The trails are great and well signposted. They go through some stunning countryside too. A few short road sections on some of the routes are fine for confident kids under supervision. We took out own bikes, an...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our own bikes and cycled on the trails. Some good HIIT Great views and well sign posted once on the trails but did need to ask other cyclists at the castle how to get onto the trails Saw lots of lambs and the weather...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Whybs27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 'garden in the ruins' and the parterre were promising but we can only echo previous comments regarding how poor the other formal gardens along the yew avenue are. If these are a work in progress and not open to the public then tell the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GordonEAW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 2 children aged 3 and 10 and had a lovely day out despite the weather not being the best. Spot of lunch in the cafe (scones were delicious), walk around the castle and grounds and the kids spent a while on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Kristy B
April 24, 2019|
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Response from Charlotte F | Property representative |
the lost castle is just as much fun for grown-ups. There are some areas - which are obvious - designed just for children but all the same, everywhere is accessible for all ages. Thank you for your interest. I hope you enjoy... More
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SunshineLL22
January 23, 2019|
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Response from Susan S |
Its mostly accessible with a pram but there are areas where you won't be able to access.
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SunshineLL22
January 23, 2019|
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Response from CateGr | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely the history bit has ramps and disability access. Dogs are allowed throughout also it’s a very friendly place. The gardens there might be a few paths that were tricky but otherwise all good. The cafe is... More
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