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  3. Lake District

Penrith: Lowther Castle & Gardens Entry Ticket

Product ID: 387154
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Visit the Gothic ruins of Lowther Castle, a site that dates back 850 years. Stroll through its 130 acres of romantic gardens, and visit one of the UK’s largest adventure playgrounds
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Experience

Highlights
  • Hear about characters such as the Vegetarian Viscount, Wicked Jimmy, and the Yellow Earl
  • Marvel at the spectacular Castle ruins and explore the ancient and romantic gardens
  • Enjoy endless hours of fun in The Lost Castle adventure playground – one of the biggest in the UK
Full description
Begin at the courtyard, reminiscent of an Italian piazza, and once home to a string of thoroughbred horses. Nowadays you’ll find a stylish café with indoor and outside dining options and menus that make use of fresh ingredients from the gardens or wider Lowther Estate.

From there, continue to the exhibition area and the gardens. The highly visual Story of Lowther exhibition is a walk through 850 years of history from the Vikings and up to a 17th-century Vegetarian Viscount, to Wicked Jimmy and the flamboyant Yellow Earl, whose extravagance brought the family’s finances to its knees. The Exhibition also tells the extraordinary story of why the castle was deroofed, and how the gardens were rescued after having been destroyed by tanks in the second world war. 

Once upon a time the castle had enough rooms to visit a new one every single day of the year. Outside, there are 130 acres of gardens to explore, and the illustrated souvenir map will guide you along the way. See the vast lawns give way to summerhouses and secret places, the Tapestry Garden and the Great Yew Avenue, the newly restored Rose Garden, and the Western Terrace with views of the Lake District.

There’s a 20-year plan to bring a contemporary layer of horticulture to these extensive ancient gardens, carefully crafted by Chelsea Gold winner Dan Pearson, with new gardens being launched each year.

Head to The Lost Castle adventure playground, hidden away in the woods, for hours of family fun. There are zip wires, swings, walkways, and slides for older children, plus a dedicated toddler area.
Includes
  • Entrance to the Story of Lowther Exhibition, Castle ruins, Gardens, and Adventure Playground.
  • Illustrated souvenir map.
What’s Not Included
  • Food is not included. There is a café in the courtyard where food can be purchased.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Lowther Castle & Gardens, Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH The activity starts in the courtyard at Lowther Castle. Exchange your ticket at the admissions desk.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
This attraction is not on a public bus route.

From £9.90 per person

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Product ID: 387154