Lowther CastleLowther Forestry
OverviewOf the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness.
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Guests of all abilities and levels of mobility are welcome at Lowther. The gardens, the castle ruins, the lost castle, the café, the exhibition, shop and loos are all accessible by wheelchair. The gardens offer level paths of hard gravel around the main lawns and some of the later gardens, woodchip in some areas, and fine hard turf along the escarpment. Please be aware, due to the nature of gardens and natural sites, there are areas of the gardens which are not accessible to people with limited mobility. Pushchair “drivers” also benefit from wide doorways and easy access pathways.
For each disabled guest, one carer can go free.