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Welcome

Welcome to Lowther Castle & Gardens - we have just changed back to winter opening times with the clocks going back, now open every day from 10 am to 4pm (last entry to the Gardens 3pm).                                                                               

Accompanied children under 16 free, well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

The Cafe and Shop are open every day from 10 am to 4.00 pm, from the 26th October, situated in the stable courtyard, free access and parking.

 

EVENTS: (see the events tab for more detail and for booking information)

 

HALLOWEEN: Fun begins on wednesday with Creation Station mask making workshops, and continues through Thursday with fun and games in the decorated stables, The cafe will be serving a halloween menu and stays open through the friday event hours too.

Friday 31st October: The main event is on Friday! From 3pm - 8pm for the family, (£5 adults, £2 children), with magic tricks and circus acts in the courtyard, fun and games in the stables, spook school, and a themed walk in the spooky illuminated gardens.

Later... for the grown ups, at 9pm our classic horror film - Nosferatu, the first ever Dracula film, 1922 black and white with subtitles, (PG). £5.

10pm the first ever castle & gardens Paranormal Investigative Ghost Walk, now fully booked but we are planning more, so please ask if you're interested. 

 
Sunday 16th November: Middle Eden Voices Choral Concert. 2pm to 3.40pm, suggested donation £5.
 
Saturday 22nd November:  as winter reveals the historical framework, learn more about the unique heritage of our gardens with Head Gardener Martin.10.30am to 12 noon.
 
Monday 24th November to Wednesday 25th December: Christmas Bazaaar, 4 weeks of individual makers and designers selling Christams gifts, in the stables.
 
Thursday 11th December: Historic Yuletide Songs with David Burbidge and Wassailers. An evening with Lowther & Askham History Society.
 
Seasonal Christmas Cafe menu; and privat Christmas Parties after hours in the Coach House Cafe.

ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

£8 entrance to the gardens and castle ruins, accompanied children under 16 free; dogs on leads welcome too.

OUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS NOW RUN FROM THE MONTH OF PURCHASE, AT £24 PER PERSON FOR UNLIMITED ADMISSION TO OUR GROUNDS THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS.

Gift membership comes with a card and Lowther GIft Bag; see 'Becoming a member' for more details or contact us directly.

Choose an Annual Membership for your friends or family - offering them the chance to return to the gardens for an unlimited number of visits.

We have the new Life Membership at £750, or the over 60s rate of £500.

Memberships help fund our development projects, especially if you can gift aid them... one gift aid equates to one plant and we need thousands of plants for the parterre, just one of our projects for this year. We can reclaim the basic rate tax, and if you are a higher rate tax payer you can reclaim the difference, (where the gift aid option applies)!

 

We constantly update our Facebook page with snippets of news and interesting images as things happen; and have now started a Gardener's Blog specifically for the garden minded reader.

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