Directions & Travel

By Car or Coach

From the North:
M6 exit at J40. Follow A66 east to next roundabout, then take the A6 south for 3 miles. Follow the signs for Lowther Castle.

From the South:
M6 exit at J39. Follow A6 north for 8 miles. Follow the signs for Lowther Castle.

From the East or West:
From A66, at Penrith, follow A6 south for 3 miles. Follow the signs for Lowther Castle.

SATNAV: CA10 2HH

If you need further help, please ring 01931 712192.

By Public Transport

Penrith is the closest train station to Lowther Castle. Travel on the main west coast line from London Euston or south from Glasgow or Edinburgh.  1hr 30 min from Edinburgh, 3 hours from London. Lowther Castle is approximately 6 miles from the train station by taxi. Further information regarding train times, prices etc. may be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Virgin Trains operate super-fast direct hourly services from Scotland, Birmingham, and London, and from Manchester and the North West (with a quick change at Preston or Crewe).

  • Birmingham New Street to Penrith (2 hours 31 minutes), trains leave every hour
  • London Euston to Penrith (3 hour), trains leave every 30 minutes
  • Glasgow to Penrith (1 hour 21 minutes), trains leave every hour
  • Edinburgh to Penrith (1 hour 30 minutes), trains leave every hour
  • Manchester to Penrith ( 1 hour 40 minutes ) trains leave every hour
  • Liverpool to Penrith ( 2 hours ), trains leave every hour
  • Lancaster to Penrith (34 minutes) trains leave every hour.

Taxis

Lowther Castle is approximately 6 miles from Penrith station. The journey costs between £12 – £15. Local firms: Eden Taxis 01768 865432 / Town Taxis 01768 868268 / Penrith Taxis 01768 899298 / Cumbria Taxis 07714404427. Or try The UK Taxi Firms Directory.

Car Club

Co-Wheels is the only independently-owned national car club, providing low emission, hybrid and electric cars on a pay-as-you-go basis for organisations and communities across the UK. A Co-Wheels car can be picked up from Penrith Station and if you book your hire car in advance via Penrith TIC using a special promotional code you will receive a special £10 membership deal, no monthly fee plus a £5 driving credit (normally £25 and £5 monthly fee). Sign up online via http://www.co-wheels.org.uk/join and enter the special promotional code VCHPPTIC to receive your special membership deal. You can also book your Co-Wheels car in person at Penrith TIC – but please be aware that cars are subject to availability. For more details visit the Co-Wheels website. Penrith TIC can provide details of other car hire companies too.

Car Hire & Rental