Lowther Castle

Cumbria-based Lowther Castle has announced a step into the group travel market with special group offers and a series of garden talks now available.

For groups of ten or more, the castle now offers a discount on garden entry and free admission for the organiser/coach driver.

Plus, in its premium package, guests can enjoy hot drinks and biscuits upon arrival, an introductory historical talk and a café voucher for the driver.

For the green-fingered, head gardener Martin Ogle has announced a series of garden talks. These will start on 15th February with a look at the gardens’ display of snowdrops.

These monthly tours last approximately an hour and a half and feature a different theme depending on the season. Outdoor highlights to spot include the great Yew Walk, the Roman Bath, the semi-forgotten iris garden, and the all-new parterre.

About Lowther Castle

Lowther was built at the turn of the 19th century and in its heyday played host to kings, queens and the Kaiser. Poet William Wordsworth and painter JMW Turner were also among those famous individuals associated with the castle.

In 1936, however, following years of extravagance, the house was closed for good, and in 1957 it was partly demolished, then abandoned. Today, its ruins and gardens are open to the public.

In addition to the ruins, enthusiasts can wander the grounds enjoying ‘layers of design old and new’. An exhibition tells the story of Lowther, the café sells freshly made food, and the shop offers a range of gifts to purchase.

To book the premium group offer, contact the office on 01931-712192. Groups of all sizes, ages and interests are welcome.

For more information visit www.lowthercastle.org.