Lowther Castle launches tourism boost

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

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Lowther Castle becomes Cumbria's newest tourist attraction

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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