Lowther – Romantic Castles and Secret Gardens
The Lowther family have had estates in Cumberland and Westmorland for almost 1000 years. In 1805 they commissioned the architect Robert Smirke to build them a castellated palace in Lowther Park near Penrith. It was home in the early part of the twentieth century to the flamboyant and profligate Fifth Earl of Lonsdale, the man known as the Yellow Earl.
Now there’s a plan to bring the castle and gardens back to life; to awaken the sleeping beauty that’s lain forgotten in the forest for more than half a century. For four years the project has been filmed through all its stages and discoveries.
Striding Edge Ltd
DVD; 194 x 135mm