Lowther Castle

Lowther Castle and Gardens

A historical treasure of the Northern Lake District, waiting to be discovered amongst acres of majestic woodland and ancient gardens – Lowther Castle and Gardens offers guests both young and old a grand Cumbrian day out from their Lake District Lodge.

Unearth historic castle ruins & the Lowther Castle Gardens

Located just a couple miles south of Penrith, the Lake District Lodge Holidays team suggest that you begin your visit by exploring Lowther Castles dramatic 19th century ruins.

Whilst Lowther Castle Cumbria was first commissioned by William, 1st Earl of Lonsdale in 1806, the story of Lowther, began over 850 years ago. You can discover and learn about this historic tale in Lowther’s fantastically vivid exhibition in The Courtyard Gallery.

History lesson done and dusted, then why not join Lowthers head gardener, Martin Ogle, for an imaginative tour around the ancient Lowther Castle Gardens? From the great Yew Walk and historic Roman Bath to the enchanting Iris Garden and all new Parterre – around each and every corner of your tour you’re guaranteed to find unique pockets of charm.

Go wild at the Lowther Castle Adventure Playground

“The Lost Castle” is an impressive woodland world, built high into the Lowther tree canopy. One of the largest adventure playgrounds in the UK, the incredible structure is made from over 11 miles of sustainable timber and designed to echo the grand architecture of Lowther Castle Cumbria itself. Sure to capture the imagination of any young explorer- sit back and relax, as the kids clamber through the turrets, zip-wires, walkways and exhilarating slides, of the Lowther Castle Adventure Playground.

Why we love it: From the huge 16th century painting, by Flemish artist Frans Snyders in the Lowther Cafe, to the bespoke souvenirs available in the on-site gift shop- the artistic flair and thoughtful attention to detail that is found in every aspect of Lowther Castle, is incredibly charming. You can even buy yourself some of Lowthers homemade honey!

Tips/hints: Feeling peckish, but unable to reel your little explorers away from Lowther Castle Adventure Playground? Then, you’ll be glad to know that Lowther’s outdoor cafe, “Into the Woods”, is just around the corner. Serving up an array of warm light bites and tasty treats- we definitely recommend you make a quick pitstop, to fuel yourselves for the day.