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Wonderful experience

On a break in the lake district my friend and I visited Holker Hall. We were welcomed by a lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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Well Worth Visiting.

Holker Hall is clearly a well loved, well used and well maintained Family home as well as being a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“family home”(23 reviews)
“formal gardens”(17 reviews)
Holker Hall is the home of the Cavendish Family who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay and is set in...more
Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7PL, England
+44 15395 58328
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a break in the lake district my friend and I visited Holker Hall. We were welcomed by a lovely gentleman at the gate who took our payment and gave us directions. The formal gardens are beautiful and one of the gardeners willingly answered all...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Holker Hall is clearly a well loved, well used and well maintained Family home as well as being a Stately Home. Although it didn’t seem especially busy at the time of our visit, the guides were welcoming, knowledgeable and very willing to answer our questions....More

Thank SomersetMoonraker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly Edwardian furnishings, as it's still in use as a family home there are no barriers, you are trusted not to touch anything, which makes a nice change. Free parking and less expensive than nearby National Trust & private properties which charge for parking by...More

Thank stephanie b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting visit with plenty of history about the Cavendish family. The extensive gardens are delightful especially the topiary.

Thank Johnofholt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a disgrace! We paid £6.50 to get in only to find nothing more than a few stalls. No entertainment, no food demo's, no band as advertised. Will give Holker a miss in the future!!

Thank falaraki2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely afternoon visiting the hall and gardens. Parking was free, with plenty of available spaces. Tickets were reasonably priced, I was expecting more youngsters around as under 16s are free. They must have been home sharpening pencils for the return to school.The...More

Thank KimB4652
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, well-kept, house in attractive grounds. There are no tours round the house, as such, but there are very knowledgeable and helpful guides in most of the rooms. The house is the home of the Cavendish family, and has many fascinating royal and scientific connections....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hall is nicely kept with some wonderful views, however, it lacks information and could do with laminates in each room describing the features - we had to use our phones (visit books have this information but you have to pay for them). The modest...More

Thank StevieC_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place, with beautiful park and gardens. You can easily spend an hour or two wandering around, with various things to keep the interest of a couple of teenagers as well. Try a race around the labyrinth, and then check the time...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Halker hall while staying nearby and had a great time in spite of the rain. The gardens are beautiful and there were plenty of areas for the children to run and lots to see. The guided tour of the kitchen gardens which are...More

Thank lfitton82
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Kirsty H
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Response from Dawn J | Reviewed this property |
Not in the gardens themselves - but dogs allowed in the parkland outside of the gardens
Abi G
24 February 2018|
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Response from karena3091 | Reviewed this property |
I can’t find the info n the website either - suggest you phone them
7 February 2018|
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Response from karena3091 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s not National Trust - still privately owned and a real joy