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Lowther Castle and Gardens

Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712192
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Family day with doggy too

We decided to have a fun day with our boys and wanted a dog friendly venue to allow our black... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Absolutely fabulous.

We met up with some friends here and what an unexpectedly brilliant day. A hidden gem. It took us... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rachel I
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712192
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to have a fun day with our boys and wanted a dog friendly venue to allow our black labrador to join us for the day. This looked perfect as it was a day that looked fairly good weather wise. The castle is beautiful...More

Thank m7chh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We met up with some friends here and what an unexpectedly brilliant day. A hidden gem. It took us over an hour to drive but we will defiantly be going again. The lost castle and into the woods was magical my kids couldn't get enough...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This proved to be an interesting visit. Rich in history the ruins of the Castle demand imagination when viewed for the first time. An abundance of information boards dotted throughout the corridors leading to the derelict section of the Castle gave a better understanding of...More

Thank 218allanf
Reviewed 2 days ago

My Dad worked on the estate many years ago, so was a real blast from the past to return here. There was something for all members of the family and we will definitely visit again next time we are in the area to see how...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic day out at Lowther. Amazing building and gardens. Kids loved the lost castle play area and other areas hidden in the woods. Food at cafe was lovely too. Definitely worth a visit, even the rather heavy showers didn't spoil the fun!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Having attended Kendal Calling, wanted to return and spend more time in the area, in particular the castle and gardens, and they did not disappoint. The people on the tills were very helpful in pointing out the interesting parts of the garden. The map and...More

Thank Liz G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great find Lowther Castle is! Lunch for adults and kids in the cafe was really good for both quality and value in a great space. There is a short exhibition on the history and excess of the family to bring about the current...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

I am really pleased to read about your enjoyable visit and glad to hear you feel we represent good value for money. The new rose garden is our next garden project; only 2 acres to prepare and plant! We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here today and loved the castle and gardens, cafe was a bit expensive but the food was lovely, its a shame you can't get discounted entry to the birds of prey centre when you pay so much for admission.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I don;t know why this is called Lowther castle as the castle is lying in ruins, with the only accessible part made into a cafe.More

Thank espencer074
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Sorry to read you were disappointed. We are a ruined castle presiding over 130 acres of lost historic gardens rediscoverd and now in the process of being given new life. I hope you visited our exhibition during your visit as it shows the extent of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a most amazing place for people of all ages but especially designed for children.Since our last visit the attraction has almost doubled in size with extra play areas and comfort facilities.A great family day out with plenty of picnic areas as well as...More

Thank ceh00per
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Caroline B
12 August 2017|
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Response from Sign_of_the_Thymes | Reviewed this property |
Hello, yes I would say so, there seemed to be quite a few children of various ages. I don't have children but dogs and really great for them. There is a playground. Plenty of space for kids to run around supervised. I hope... More
24 June 2017|
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Response from 000Rach000 | Reviewed this property |
There is a toddler area which my 20 month old loves!
17 May 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.