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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

| Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
+44 17684 86450
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Nice garden/boring house

The price to get in to the garden is a bit steep- they are beautiful but it doesn't take a long... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Lovely house and gardens

Dalemain is definitely worth a visit if you are near Ullswater Lake and Pooley Bridge. The house is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kendal, 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 of flowers and shrubs. Highlights include the Rose Walk, Ancient Apple Trees, Tudor Knot Garden, Blue Himalayan Poppies, Earth Sculpture and Stumpery. Home to the International Marmalade Festival. Homemade food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Historic Parkland with the Dacre Walk, Gift Shop with Antiques,Plant Sales, Special Events throughout the year & Group Bookings. Free parking. HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2013.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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| Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
+44 17684 86450
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The price to get in to the garden is a bit steep- they are beautiful but it doesn't take a long time to walk around them so not really value for money in our opinion. The house wasn't very interesting unless you're a fan of...More

Thank lakes123374
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dalemain is definitely worth a visit if you are near Ullswater Lake and Pooley Bridge. The house is still lived in by the family, whilst not a very large residence it is full of beautiful things and information. We did the guided tour ( about...More

Thank 433eileenw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The garden was beautiful and worth a 5. You stroll the garden on your own, but you have a hand out which describes each section. Allow 30-45 minutes to walk around. There is a fee for the guided tour of the house which is the...More

Thank CDM49
Reviewed 11 July 2017

As members of historic houses we didn't pay to get in. If we had I would have felt quite ripped off by the admission fee. House is by guided tour in the mornings which was interesting enough however not much of it appears to be...More

Thank ridge273
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic garden and an informative and fun tour with Sue started the day off a treat. A stroke of genius to finish the tour in the tea room and my wife loved the scones would recommend Dalemain highly

Thank Denis U
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had lunch here in the beautiful tearoom while we waited for our guided tour of the house. The lunch was very good and reasonably priced. The guided tour of the house was well worth waiting for. The guide was very entertaining, lots of anecdotes...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We stayed at Watermillock for 9 days and everytime we passed Dalemain when visiting the area. The last day, we finally decided to visit Dalemain. It was a lovely surprise and as we are both Downton Abbey fans, it was easy to imagine how life...More

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

THis is the second time we have visited her, first time was about 15 years ago.. £10.50 for house and gardens is about average for such a place.. We got there about 10.20, so decided to go for a cuppa and breakfast... Fantastic setting...Well, it...More

1  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Decided to make our last day in the Lakes different from all the usual walking, so went to Dalemain. Very interesting old building, with a brilliant tea room. Marmalade is absolutely wonderful and tasty. All in all, interesting place to go. The gardens are lovely.

Thank Tiggermum
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had a wonderful day at Dalemain. Firstly our guide took us around the house and had us captivated with her knowledge of the history of the family and the house. Then after lunch we looked around the beautiful gardens, a leisurely stroll just taking...More

Thank Jill Hannigan H
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