Lowther Castle

Back before Arran arrived Me, Mum and TND went to a place called Lowther Castle (click the name to visit their website), nearby to Penrith. Mum has wanted to go there for a long time since they has beed uncovering the old ruined gardens and Mum joined the mailing list for updates. They finally opened to the general public last year and so we went along to see it.

The castle got built in 1806 and has had a very interesting history, being used by the army and as a chicken farm! It has lots of grounds and you can walk through them all, they has not changed very much, just making them useable, so Mum says it feels really magical, like you is discovering a forgotten, hidden world. Being low to the ground and hasing a superior nose it always feels like that to us dogs, but it nice for my peoples to feel that way too.

Looks kinda imposing!

Looks kinda imposing!

Lowther Castle

Up I go, George would like these!

Up I go, George would like these!

Fairy Steps
Fairy Steps

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A nice view of part of Cumbria

A nice view of part of Cumbria

old lily ponds

old lily ponds

TND liked it too, cos we seed lots of animals for him to take photos of. I also got to eat some of the chicken from his sandwich Mum got from the cafe!

woodpecker squirrel finch

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11 thoughts on “Lowther Castle

  1. It really is a fairyland, isn’t it? The little squirrel with his funny ears sticking up and all the beautiful greens all about. Thanks for taking us along!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  2. Oh wow Ludo that looks an amazing place to explore, so atmospheric. TND’s pictures of the birds and squirrel are great, although those creatures would not have been sitting still like that had I been in the vicinity, I can tell you….

    I made Gail click on the Lowther Castle website and have pointed out to her that it is only just off our route when we drive down to Nottingham and I am absolutely going to insist she takes me there the next time we head south in the car.

    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

  3. What a magical place to go for walkies.So awesome they allow dogs on the grounds. I joined the National Trust for the year I lived in England, I loved going to all the old country homes, castles and ruins. We have nothing really old in Canada so I miss doing that kind of exploring.

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