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Lowther Castle and Gardens

Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712192
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Drive through whilst exploring the area. Lovely summer evening and lovely place to walk after a busy day.

Beautiful! Drive through the park whilst exploring the area. Lovely summer evening and lovely place... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
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Beautiful gardens, could easily spend hours exploring

My husband and five year old son had a day out here and we weren't disappointed. The weather was... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
Elaine C
Preston, 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 woods is amazing for the younger visitor; the gardens are a feast for the imagination; the café offers food for all palates; and the shop sells a range of delightful Lowther and other goodies. Dogs on leads very welcome.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712192
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful! Drive through the park whilst exploring the area. Lovely summer evening and lovely place for s drive or s stroll after a busy day.

Thank julielog
Reviewed June 1, 2017

My husband and five year old son had a day out here and we weren't disappointed. The weather was wonderful which was a bonus but even if the weather wasn't great it would still have been an enchanting place to visit. We had lots of...More

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We visited with my mother and children aged 6 and 3. There was plenty of parking (in a field) and a courtyard cafe even before you get in (there's another smaller cafe, good for coffees and with outdoor and indoor seating) just inside the entrance....More

Thank Britinbaku
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy a walk around the castle. Even better now with daffodils out. The courtyard looks great with lots of seating If i can make a suggestion a boot cleaner outside the cafe would be good. We felt a bit akward going into the...More

Thank Tonia J
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Visited this place with my son. The grounds and play area is fab...but the entrance fee unfortunately leaves me wanting to come back but refusing to pay the entrance fee over and over again...shame..

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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

We visited today with our daughters 10 and 7, and my parents. What a fantastic day we had. We all really enjoyed the fairy trail that was on!! Following the clues and the map, and discovering the little fairies! The girls has such fun in...More

Thank absmac
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We visited here recently with family after coming here over ten years ago when the restoration was just beginning. What you have now is a partial ruin with some restored buildings and stunning grounds. It really needs to be seen to be appreciated but if...More

Thank Bananasandwiches
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

I'm a little late reviewing but we visited here in December after searching for places to visit nearby. Free parking & breathtaking surroundings. We paid to enter the castle grounds & practically had the place to ourselves. 10/10 for the adventure playground & the well...More

Thank Leah A
Reviewed May 28, 2017

My husband used to work here and we lived just up the road for 6 years in the 80s. Our children used to play near the castle and in the grounds, so we love coming back to see what has changed. We just love what...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We are regular visitors to Cumbria and can't believe we've never stumbled on this place before. Tonnes of room for the kids to run around and the adventure park is probably the best I've ever seen. There is a little cafe close by which is...More

Thank Simon R
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Caroline B
August 12, 2017|
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Response from ManchesterChuffer | Reviewed this property |
yes absolutely. we took a 5 month old and a 4 year old. grounds are great for playing and the hidden castle has lots of areas suitable for younger ones
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Daria S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion 3 and above will be ok, there are higher stairs and constructions. And it aims to be very busy.
May 17, 2017|
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, been on more travels. There's no direct public transport. You would have to get taxi/cab from railway station.