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Lowther Castle Hosts Market and Cycling Father’s Day Weekend

Lowther Castle & Gardens
Lowther Castle & Gardens

[L]owther Castle will be teaming up with Europe’s largest private operator of local authority markets, Groupe Geraud, to offer a Father’s Day weekend filled with family fun.

Lowther Castle will be opening its gates for two different market days over the Father’s Day weekend. Saturday 17th June will host a local artist and craft market, showing the best of the artistic talent Cumbria has to offer. Stalls selling hand crafted jewellery, paintings, trinkets and gifts will extend across the castle grounds. Offering families, the chance to purchase a gift or take home a signature piece of art whilst they browse the stalls.

Sunday 18th June will then see a change of stalls as the ever-popular Keswick Market takes over the castle. Stalls offering a range of goods such as food inspired from across the globe, to hand made toys. Sushi stalls and delicatessen cheese will feature, alongside homemade teddy bears, and bespoke pottery, showcasing the variety and quality of traders in the north west.

The Sunday market will coincide with an exciting cycle sportive, which includes routes through the castle’s idyllic grounds. Participants will take part in a 58 mile bike ride following a figure-of-eight route. The route will allow riders take in the picturesque scenery in an exciting event. The bikes will set off at 8am, with gates for the market opening at 10am, just in time to see the cyclists whizz past the castle itself.

Philip Lamp Managing Director of Geraud UK Said: ‘Groupe Geraud are delighted to hold a two-day market event at Lowther Castle. Planning and organising a market at such a historic location is always exciting.

‘Hosting a market that celebrates the artisan talent in the north west, whether that’s with homemade food or craft creations, at an incredible heritage site like Lowther Castle really shows the variety of craftmanship in the area.’

Simon Bonser from Lowther Castle said: “Teaming up with Groupe Geraud meant we could really make this year’s Father’s Day events spectacular.

“Both the markets and the cycling really showcase the castle and its grounds. Having artisan craft and food makers here from local north west markets fits perfectly with Lowther Castle and its heritage.”

Market Opening Times – Saturday and Sunday 10am- 5pm

Cycling Sportive – Sunday 8am- 2pm onwards

To register for the cycle sportive please contact [email protected]

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