Welcome to Lowther Castle & Gardens - open every day from 10 am to 5.00 pm
There are no keep off the grass rules here. Lowther is a magical place for discovery and letting imaginations loose. Magnificent Castle and Gardens that have been hidden away for 70 years.
Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.
The sandstone remains of a romantic Castle. 130 acres of once grand gardens undergoing loving restoration. Woods to wander. Wildlife to keep an eye open for. Incredible views of Lakeland fells. Lowther is unique, slightly eccentric and special. We want you to explore, follow your nose, take away your own memories. Nobody ever gets lost because the magnificent Castle turrets are visible from everywhere.
Lowther has a chequered past that came to an end in 1937 when it was abandoned and closed down. Ten years ago it very nearly fell down... now it's safe. But we shan't be rewinding the clock, restoring to what might have been. Lowther is made of many layers and that's the challenge. Finding new layers for Lowther to reinvent its future. The New Lowther Gallery is proogressing well - more news regarding opening due in the next few weeks.
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STOP PRESS - Lowther Castle features in April 10th 2013 Edition of Country LIfe Magazine - In an article entitled 'Poop,poop!', a special feature describes how from 1895 a new invention was to transform rural life in Britain. The article written by Pete Smith describes the impact of the motorcar on the English Country House and features a large photograph of the Castle. The 5th Earl, known as the Yellow Earl, was the first President of the newly formed AA and apparently featured in an early copy of Car Illustrated, in a section entitled Motorists Houses. This edition of Country Life reproduces a wonderful picture from that feature showing 'Lord Lonsdale's 11 Napier Motor cars lined up outside the porte cochere of Lowther Castle ( on the North side) in 1913.
STOP PRESS 2 - Congratulations to Dalemain on winning the prestigious title of HHA/Christies Garden of the Year 2013. Owned by Jane Hasell McCosh, who also finds time to be a Trustee of the Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust, the gardens at Dalemain are truly inspiring. We hope you will include a visit there before or after a visit to Lowther Castle & Gardens. http://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/article/530888/Dalemain+wins+garden+of+the+year.html