Lowther Castle

Lowther Castle

North Eastern Lake District

Route: Lowther Castle and Gardens

Area: North Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 7th April 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2.0 miles

Weather: Mostly sunny

Lowther Castle and its gardens were in a state of neglect for 70 years until a major restoration project helped them spring back into life in 2011. There’s still a huge amount of work to be done, but the setting and layout of the grounds are so good that a visit to this place is highly recommended

We first visited the castle itself which is in essence a shell, but the silhouette has been preserved. After walking round the atmospheric ruins we set out on the garden tour. Much of the planting was still immature but this didn’t detract thanks to the surroundings and the design

It was fascinating to see this work in progress and we hope to return in years to come see how the gardens develop

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