Large landed estate close to Penrith. It was the ancestral home of the Lowthers, later Earls of Lonsdale. At its heart was Lowther Castle, built after 1802 by William, Earl of Lonsdale. The Earl and his wife were patrons of the arts, and Southey was their guest on several occasions. In 1823 he published ‘Lines Written in Lady Lonsdale’s Album’.