Photo: Simon Ledingham

Visit the mysterious Lowther Castle and explore its wild garden grounds. Frozen in time, this castle and gardens are like scenes from a legend, once loved and cared for, but now left to the untamed hands of nature.

Set in the beautiful Lake District, Lowther Castle is surrounded by lush nature in all directions. The area is bursting with wildlife from a great range of birds and other wild animals, but also with sheep and cattle on the farmed fields of Lowther gardens.

The Lake District is one of Britain’s most beautiful National Parks; the views consist of rolling hilltops and sprawling fields of green stretching out as far as the eye can see. The castle is set within 140 acres of parkland and the history of the gardens can be felt as you walk along the overgrown avenues. Explore the mossy steps that seem to lead to nowhere.

The castle is open to the public, but not all rooms can be viewed as there is an ongoing renovation project, which aims to see parts of the castle brought back to its former glory of 100 years ago. There is a gallery full of photographs that tells the story of what the castle and gardens used to look like. The gardens were once beautifully kept, but just 70 years later and the gardens are in as much ruin as the castle itself.

There is something mysterious about Lowther Castle…


Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HH
Tel: +44 (0)1931 712192
Times: Daily, 10.00 – 17.00