Lowther Castle, Penrith

Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2HG

Built 1806-14 by Sir Robert Smirke for the 1st Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle was a grand country house boasting a room for every day of the year. But in 1957 the castle was demolished, just the façade and outer walls remained, and for over half a century the building stood empty and the gardens were lost to wilderness. Today Lowther Castle is an intriguing visitor attraction which offers dramatic ruins, formal gardens, heritage exhibition, café and an adventure playground.

Opening Arrangements

Open daily all year round, except Christmas day. Summer: 10am-5pm. Winter: 10am-4pm.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £12.00
  • Child: £9.00 (3-15 years old)

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