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Lowther Castle and Gardens

Penrith CA10 2HH, England
+44 1931 712192
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Beautiful castle - average cafe

We really enjoyed the exhibition and then the castle. What a beautiful building. You can imagine... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
783cherlc
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Hook, United Kingdom
Disappointed

We have visited Lowther since the first weekend it opened and watched it grow to what it is today... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lillaStainton
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Lowther Castle sits on a majestic elevated spot a few miles south of Penrith. Surrounded by acres of woodland and ancient gardens, the ruined castle is a stunning place to visit for families of all sizes and ages. An adventure playground in the woods is amazing for the younger visitor; the gardens are a feast for the imagination; the café offers food for all palates; and the shop sells a range of delightful Lowther and other goodies. Dogs on leads very welcome.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Penrith CA10 2HH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the exhibition and then the castle. What a beautiful building. You can imagine what it was like before it was neglected. The walk around the grounds is good. There are also some nice views. The sandwiches in the café were dry and...More

Thank 783cherlc
Emma M, Public Relations Manager at Lowther Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to receive your feedback. Our catering manager has been informed and is looking into the issue. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited Lowther since the first weekend it opened and watched it grow to what it is today, and we don’t appreciate everything that has been done. In my opinion the museum was more interesting when you could see photographs of the interior of...More

Thank lillaStainton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our historically aware, energetic Kendal hosts took us to Lowther Castle and Gardens. As much of the site is being regenerated, they suggested that rather than pay the fees to visit the inner sanctum, we should have lunch in the eatery and walk around the...More

Thank Islander280
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle and gardens have been well restored. Well worth a visit. The gardens are mostly accessible using a wheelchair or mobility scooter

Thank SUE H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The advertising of this attraction can be misleading, Castle, country park and gardens. We arrive early afternoon to look around the "gardens" an end of day tour round, the Castle in its historical splendour, standing proud, the map of the grounds show established gardens as...More

Thank Mark C
Emma M, Public Relations Manager at Lowther Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sorry to read you were disappointed. We are a ruined castle presiding over 130 acres of lost historic gardens rediscoverd and now in the process of being given new life. As you will have noticed the exhibition shows the extent of the work that has...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place,fireworks great but not very consistent thought,they had finished twice then restarted again some people started to leave,music tent great,could not get near stalls for food though very busy,will go again next time.

Thank susan m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle itself looks glorious, however disabled parking and access is a problem. The car park is a long way from the entrance, which caused great difficulty for my friend and I too visit. I struggled to walk with sticks to the restaurant. The meal...More

Thank silvb_13
Emma M, Public Relations Manager at Lowther Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. So I can fully understand your concern could you please call the office and ask for Emma so I can address it. Thank you. 01931 712192

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living locally, we often visit the beautiful castle and grounds at Lowther. There are lovely walks and a great play area for our 2 year old. If you pay annually and visit often as we do it works out quite good value. The staff around...More

1  Thank Teecee340
Emma M, Front Office Manager at Lowther Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We have listened to your comments and the catering manager has addressed the customer service element with the team. We hope you continue to visit and this blip does not deter you. We never underestimate how important staff demeanour is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here several times over the last few years and it just gets better and better, you really can spend all day here exploring its a great find.

1  Thank Gail197301
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had pre booked for the Bonfire and fireworks well in advance as it was a sell out.Went with 6 friends and soaked up a fantastic atmosphere with bonfires ,fire pits castle and garden illuminations with live bands playing great music in the beer tent and...More

1  Thank Simon B
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Caroline B
12 August 2017|
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Response from ManchesterChuffer | Reviewed this property |
yes absolutely. we took a 5 month old and a 4 year old. grounds are great for playing and the hidden castle has lots of areas suitable for younger ones
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hjmermaid
25 June 2017|
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Response from Daria S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion 3 and above will be ok, there are higher stairs and constructions. And it aims to be very busy.
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pathartley
18 May 2017|
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, been on more travels. There's no direct public transport. You would have to get taxi/cab from railway station.
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