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A beautiful interesting historical house

A beautiful historical house with plenty of interesting items to view and stunning gardens , only... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Anneka H
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Well worth a detour

We dropped down off the A66 on our way to Keswick and were not disappointed. The gardens are... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh Family for eleven generations. Here, visitors can discover and enjoy a fine mixture of Mediaeval, Tudor & early Georgian architecture and Award Winning Gardens, richly planted with unusual combinations...more
| Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
+44 17684 86450
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Loved the house and gardens,a little dissatisfied we couldn’t take our well behaved dog into the cafe,but the surroundings were beautiful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is a beautiful house with many stories to tell - the furnishings, the history, the situation in this glorious countryside were all a delight. The tour guide was informative. The fact that they still have the bill of sale for the gorgeous 1790 Chinese...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jane C
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful historical house with plenty of interesting items to view and stunning gardens , only down side is the accessibility but understandable in a historical house, we had a toddler but could not use a pram and the gardens also has steps, not a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anneka H
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We dropped down off the A66 on our way to Keswick and were not disappointed. The gardens are delightful, with plenty to admire even at this time of year, and we particularly liked Lob's Wood and the Stumpery! We don't like guided tours so didn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Walking_Scot
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The gardens are lovely in this historic and well looked after traditional manor house. Thank you very much for showing us around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hardytraveller1
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were on our way to the Lake District and stopped at historic Dalemain Mansion, famous for the Marmalade awards, to enjoy a teabreak. We did not have time to visit the house and gardens. We went into the Medieval Hall tearooms and were very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank KiwichickAuckland
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A relatively informal garden that is actively nurtured and maintained by the current owners who maintain a deep knowledge of plants and planting. That said, there are some nice touches for smaller children, not least the gamekeeper who beguiled them all with his ability to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AttendingToBumbury
Reviewed 11 August 2018

House was very interesting with freedom to take as long as we liked walking round. Lovely garden to wander through, and the weather was spectacular. The tea room was very reasonable with a lovely home made cream tea.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Often visited by Prince Phillip (mainly for the Carriage Driving), the House, situation, and excellent garden make any visit very attractive. The tour of the house is a delight with so much to see and the gardens have a special appeal. The owners are obviously...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mikeandros
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Have driven past a few times but wanted to do something a bit different today so decided to finally visit! It was a really hot sunny day and before going on a tour around the house had a look around the beautiful gardens. The tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Beverley W
4 May 2018|
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Response from ManagerDalemain | Property representative |
Hello Beverley, Thank you for your question. Dogs are not allowed in the House, Gardens, or Tea Room. They are however very welcome outside in the Courtyard. We also have a wonderful walk from Dalemain to Dacre which... More