Lowther Castle, Eden Valley Cumbria

Lowther Castle

Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness

Eighty or so years on from its demolition, the castle is now one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country.

Courtesy of Lowther
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