Lowther Castle - Meet the Owner

Lake District National Park

The experience

An exclusive tour of Lowther Castle, world class heritage in the Lake District. Meet Jim Lowther, son of the 7th Earl of Lonsdale, for a guided tour of the castle. His tour includes anecdotes about his ancestors and his vision for the future. Enjoy a garden tour with the head gardener and gain some unique insights into the garden’s history, and the opportunity to get involved. Savour a delicious afternoon tea at the private and stunningly situated Jubilee Summerhouse. Make it a full day with lunch and a guided e-bike tour of Lowther Park.

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Lowther Castle & Gardens

  • Meet the current owner of the Lowther Estate with opportunity to ask questions.
  • Hear about Lowther’s special visitors, including Churchill, The Kaiser, Mary Queen of Scots, Turner and Wordsworth
  • Enjoy afternoon tea in the family’s private Jubilee Summerhouse or in the Sculpture Gallery, once home to an astonishing collection of ancient statues and now refurbished with a contemporary twist by Vanessa Lowther

The detail

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4 hours. Optional extra of a 4 hour e-bike trip at additional cost.

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Group size

Castle & gardens (4 hours) – 4 - 20 people. E-Bike tour max 8 people.

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Cost per person

Half day experience – £150 per person. Full day – £290 per person.

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

Free parking on-site.

Refreshments and meals

Castle & gardens experience – Afternoon Tea included. Full day experience – Lunch included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothes and shoes for the weather on the day.


All year round, except 25 December.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Castle and gardens experience is accessible for all. e-bike tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues.


Moderate English required to fully appreciate the tour. Translator can be provided at an additional cost.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
Lake District

Lake District National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park of epic proportions, The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain – and Wastwater, its deepest lake.