Lowther Castle & Gardens will close for a short period between the 9th January and 12th March to allow for the next significant phase in developments & restoration to be constructed.
Earlier in the year The Lowther Estate pledged to invest £1 million to help secure the Castle’s future and create a “World Class” tourism destination. The works due to be carried out in this closed period are set to propel that vision forward by creating much improved facilities and outstanding visitor experience.
Projects in place include a new exhibition telling the compelling story of Lowther Castle’s history, illustrated by impressive items from the family collection. A redesign of the courtyard created by Dan Pearson & Head Gardener Martin Ogle will offer a space in which to relax and feel at peace within an inspiring planting scheme of specimen hornbeam trees and bespoke seating. A refurbishment of the shop and the café spaces to make them more attractive and customer friendly. A new admissions space, exit gateway and courtyard allowing customers an easier access and egress route which will be further improved with new signage and lighting. And last but by no means least, an extension to the lost castle, the extraordinary woodland children’s play area that has enchanted children and families since opening in the summer. This will include the addition of a magical party space.
We are extremely excited by the changes that we have planned and confident that customers will love the improvements which will complement the already unique atmosphere the Castle & Gardens enjoys.
Those customers who have an Annual Pass or membership, that is valid through this shutdown period, will have their passes extended accordingly and will effectively start to be valid again from the 13th March for any time lost due to the closure.