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Lowther Castle and Gardens

Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712192
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£2.80 for one can of pop

Wonderful gardens and woodland play area. The cafe prices were so disgustingly high that it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emma M
via mobile
a pleasant stop off

a pleasant stop off although a bit late in the day for the gardens as it was quite expensive to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Liverpool, 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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712192
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful gardens and woodland play area. The cafe prices were so disgustingly high that it spoiled my enjoyment, having spent £40 on admission. Ripping off your customers to such a degree doesn't sit well with me.

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 3 days ago

a pleasant stop off although a bit late in the day for the gardens as it was quite expensive to enter and we would not have enough time to get our moneys worth !!! I bought a lovely scarf in the shop though - enjoy

Thank WirralMaz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A little expensive to get in but the kids love it so we go 4 or 5 times a year. Lge grounds adventure park sunshine equals happy childrenMore

Thank Lucinda G
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Hello Lucinda Glad to hear you visit so often and your kids love Lowther so much. You might like to consider an annual pass. Details are on our website on the 'to visit' page. An annual pass allows unlimited entry during normal hours; monthly e-newsletter,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited recently with my parents. I absolutely love Lowther Castle and every time I travel to Penrith I try and make a visit. We didn't have time to see the gardens but went into the cafe for some food. Every time I visit the...More

Thank Hertfordshire2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good venue for children (of all ages!). 130 acres of grounds to run around in and have fun. I particularly liked the lost castle in the wood, an imaginative wooden castle reconstruction which includes a tunnel slide and a slipwire ride - and...More

1  Thank jalancarter
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely location with a castle ruins (there is no roof) and informative exhibits about the history of the castle. The grounds are beautiful with nice vistas of the surrounding area, but I thought the the gardens were a disappointing. The map showed...More

Thank nancynj
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry you were disappointed with the gardens. We have been very fortunate to have been working with landscape gardener Dan Pearson to bring life back to the gardens. Our recent work has been focused on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Lowther Castle on Saturday 15th July, as we were staying in a lovely little cottage in the nearby town of Lazonby. I had researched the castle online, and looked at a few pictures, but it is only when you see the castle up...More

3  Thank Dan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a place. The gardens are amazing. The history of the place is amazing. The newly built castle is a child's dream.We have been several times and wanted to visit since the new castle was built. We saw a difference since the last time...More

1  Thank Jacqui G
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for your 5 star review. We're delighted to hear from 'big kids' who have enjoyed the lost castle adventure playground and had a day of fun. We hope to see you again soon. Keep on playing!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good access for wheelchair users although there are a few hills to go up. The grounds and gardens are well worth the visit along with the ruins and the adventure playground. If you like the look of the publications and advertisement you shouldn't be disappointed....More

Thank Heleninium
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. It's good to hear about wheelchair access as this is something we are keen to promote as part of our accessibility plans.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! From the moment I got out of my car and viewed the castle it took my breath away and captured my imagination. We got there early, about 10 minutes before it opened and enjoyed sitting in the courtyard watching the hubhub of staff getting...More

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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.