Lowther is the name of a river, a village, a family, an estate and one of England’s oldest dynasties. Proudly today, the family remains where it first arrived from Denmark, around 1000 years ago. And equally proudly, the estate – as it has since the late 12th century – continues to shift and bend with the times.
Farming, forestry, property and events are the mainstay of the Lowther Estate today, and from here we operate three UK-wide land-based businesses employing 150 people. Since 2010, we have been in partnership with a charity to open Lowther Castle and Gardens to the public – it is now a fascinating hub of history and horticulture.
The recent floods have hit everyone in Cumbria and our thoughts are with all home and business owners affected. Lowther is very much open for business but Eamont Bridge is closed. To access Lowther from Penrith, take A66 east and follow the diversion signs.
We had a great summer at Lowther in 2015. Our showcase events, Kendal Calling and the Lowther Show, played to capacity houses and will be returning this summer. For more information about what’s on at Lowther, please visit our Events page
To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities in First World War, archivist David Bowcock compiled a fascinating history of the battalion’s formation Lonsdale Battalion Timeline. To find out more, please visit the Lowther Family Archive page.