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29th May 2019 to 1st September 2019
Imagine stepping into a green and tranquil place. Somewhere you feel free to stop talking, switch off from technology, and just wander… Welcome to Silent Space, a concept created by Liz Ware and one we are delighted to embrace. Jack Croft, on Mondays from now on and until further notice, will be our Silent Space. No chat, no digital pings and pongs, no clamour – just quiet contemplation. We hope visitors will enjoy this moment to reflect and be at peace. Reflections notebook on hand to record visitors’ thoughts. This event happens every Monday & is free with admission to Lowther Castle
 
10th September 2019
Following last year's huge success, the Tour of Britain Cycle Race will be coming through Cumbria once again on Tuesday 10th September. In Eden, Stage 4 of the race, having started in Gateshead, will pass through Brough, Great Musgrave and Kirkby Stephen before heading to Sedbergh and a finish in Kendal. So why not come up and visit for a long weekend to join in the festivities? Please note: When travelling by car in the area, there will be a rolling road closure with police motorcyclists closing the roads on the route approx. 20 minutes before the bikes are set to go through.
 
12th September 2019
Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors every year. A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see. With livestock, foxhounds, and more, you can learn about the industry or take to the shops and buy some bespoke local produce.
 
26th September 2019
Nobody knows the orchard at Lowther like Martin Ogle - for in 2013, in conjunction with the South Lakes Orchard Group and the North Cumbria Orchard Group, Martin helped to plant the first orchard here for at least 100 years. The plantation is made up of 167 trees and was structured on a timeline so that it includes varieties of plums, apples, pears, damsons and hazel from across the centuries. Martin will give you an insider's guide into the planting of this orchard, together with some tips on planning and planting your own. Tour begins at 1.30pm. Followed by a Q&A session in the Lowther Café. £20 including entry to the Castle, Gardens, Exhibition and tea/coffee plus traybake in the café £18 including the above but without the traybake £11 for annual passholders including tea/coffee plus traybake in the café £9 for annual passholders including just tea/coffee
 
28th September 2019 to 29th September 2019
"Foodies across the county are looking forward to the county’s biggest culinary treat. The 2018 Taste Cumbria festival takes place in Cockermouth on Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 September. The main event will include 80 stalls in the producers market on Main Street. In Market Place there will be the hot food court. There will also be a secret gin garden, demonstrations and masterclasses with some of Cumbria’s best chefs, and free town trails to help visitors explore. One of the highlights will be the exclusive pop-up restaurant which, for the second time, will be held Wordsworth House & Garden. Guests will dine in the historic house’s kitchen with food created by Michelin-starred chef Kevin Tickle from Forest Side in Grasmere. Just 32 guests will have the chance to enjoy this amazing experience at two sittings on Friday, 28 September."
 
28th September 2019 to 29th September 2019
Bringing together some of the most mouthwatering and thirst quenching food and drink for foodies across Cumbria, Taste Cumbria 2019 is returning to bless the taste buds of Cockermouth in one of the county's biggest culinary events. The event has been carefully compiled by Taste Cumbria magazine and Cumbria Life, two major players in the Cumbrian food world, and definitely the right people to organise any event about Cumbrian food! With over 80 stalls and an expected 40,000 attendees, the event is going to be a big one you're not going to want to miss. There will also be a pop-up restaurant with one of the county’s best chefs, demonstrations from some brilliant food and drink experts, a beer festival, comedy night, children’s activities and free town trails to help visitors explore.
 
28th September 2019 to 29th September 2019
A two-day celebration of our four-legged friends. Displays, novelty classes, dog market and lots more. They had their first dogs jamboree weekend in 2018 and it was a triumph. Cheered on by this, they bring you Dogs of Lowther mark II. Expect more and bigger and more fun and more doggy. And more dogs.
 
26th October 2019
The biggest market in Cumbria is returning to Penrith once more! Prepare yourself for one of the most bespoke and stylish events of the year with a full street bursting with entertainment, music, good food, and more.
 
2nd November 2019 to 3rd November 2019
Fireworks to die for over the haunting skeleton of Lowther Castle ruins, with feasting and fun on the side.
 
7th December 2019 to 8th December 2019
All the festive food to get you in the yule tide mood. There will be giant marquees selling food, tipples, and decorations. With a fairground and arts and crafts, there is something for the whole family. More details yet to be announced.
 
7th December 2019 to 8th December 2019
It's never too early to get excited about Christmas, and with one of the tastiest Christmas festivals coming up - we can't wait! Appearing at the festival will be all your festive favourites, with some new ones to boot. Mince pies, mulled wine, festive fizz, fancy cakes, hot food, cold food, and everything in between - you will find it at Taste Christmas Festival. The event takes place Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th December 2019 at Cockermouth . Expect to see a giant producers’ market with 60 stalls, a hot food court with meals and snacks, and a bar packed with ales and fizz. There will also be plenty of family activities and festive entertainment, with a fairground and Christmassy arts and crafts. The local Christmas Lights will also be twinkling in the background for your day making the festival truly special.
 
22nd December 2019 to 24th December 2019
A beautifully curated market with goodies of all kinds from local craft producers. Live music and street food.
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