While we were staying on a staycation in The Lake District, we wanted to check out the local sights. When searching for day trips, Lowther Castle And Gardens caught our eye. We love castles.
We just had to pay it a visit with it being just up the road in Penrith, Cumbria.
We visited with 3 adults, one being over 60 and 5 children aged between 4 and 16.
The whole of our family enjoyed the day out.
We started our visit with a visit to the tearoom which as situated in the courtyard near to the entrance.
I have to say, the food in the tearoom was quite expensive, but the food and drinks were fresh, delicious, warm and the portions were a good size.
I would advise bringing a picnic, as you can eat this within the grounds. Especially if you want to keep your pennies.
After leaving the tearoom, we headed to the entrance to pay our entry to the castle ruins. Which, considering are ‘ruins’ the castle is magnificent.
Lowther Castle was demolished in 1957 and just the facade and outer walls remained. The place has so much history and so many hidden gems lay within the gardens.
With the Countess Summerhouse hidden within the grounds. As well as a walk along a steep drop which leads to another hidden summerhouse, Jubilee Summerhouse which looks over the miraculous Lake District and Cumbrian countryside. It’s truly breathtaking.
With hidden ponds and woodland, it was like one big adventure.
Until you reach the Lost Castle Adventure Playground, which is the largest of its kind in the UK. Let the kids run free while the adults have a cuppa from the small tea cabins in the woods. Or of course, if you’re a big kid too, why not join the kids in the Lost Castle. We did.
We spent a good 3 hours exploring the Castle grounds, formal gardens, hidden ponds and the Lost Castle adventure playground.
We could quite easily have stayed longer, but my boys were getting tired.
Lowther Castle and Gardens is the perfect place to visit if you love a bit of history, fresh air and adventure.
I would definitely highly recommend Lowther Castle and Gardens for both adults and children.
There’s something for everyone!
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