Lowther Castle launches tourism boost

Lowther Castle is being used to launch a new campaign to boost tourism in the Eden area of Cumbria.

Lowther Castle becomes Cumbria's newest tourist attraction

by Samantha Parker

The gardens of Lowther Castle will be open once more to the public on Good Friday.

As part of a £9m restoration project 121 acres were rescued from abandonment and will be seen by visitors for the first time in 70 years.

By July the Castle ruins, a shop, museum and gallery will open.

Tourism in Eden like many parts of Cumbria is big business for the local economy.

It brings in 4 million visitors and £217m each year.

Eden tourist board hopes the new attraction will boost visitor numbers in the area.

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