Levens Hall

Levens Hall, Kendal: Hours, Address, Levens Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

Levens Hall
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Levens Hall is a stunning family home with exceptional Elizabethan interiors and the finest furniture, clocks and paintings. Explore the fascinating artefacts linking the Hall to the Duke of Wellington, marvel at the world's largest and oldest topiary gardens before visiting the gift shop and the new Levens Kitchen for refreshments. Open House & Gardens 7 April - 3 October 2019 Sunday to Thursday (Closed Fridays and Saturdays). House 1200-1600, Gardens, Gift Shop, Plant Centre & Kitchen 1000-1700 Levens Kitchen 18 March - 4 April 2019 Sunday to Thursday (Closed Fridays and Saturdays) 1000-1600 7 April - 3 October 2019 Sunday to Thursday (Closed Fridays and Saturdays) 1000-1700 6 October - 19 December 2019 Sunday to Thursday (Closed Fridays and Saturdays) 1000-1600.
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Marie T
Cannock, UK33 contributions
Fantastic hidden gem
Oct 2021 • Couples
Fantastic visit, the house was incredible, the tour guide very knowledgable and we had a good look around. The wooden carvings above the fireplaces were stunning. There was a lot of things we had never seen before, like the leather wall covering. A hidden gem, a lot better than expected.
The garden was also superb, especially the topiary and the cafe was also excellent. A fabulous visit, would highly recommend.
Written 8 October 2021
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lynda j
London, UK96 contributions
Very interesting
Oct 2021 • Couples
Lovely hose .connections to Duke of Wellington and several artifacts relating to Napolean.lovely leather panels on the wall near a beautiful staircase..paneled dining r
oom and lots of interesting furniture dating back to 16 th century.
Fantastic topiary gard en..biggest collection in England. Very good value. Interesting shop and BEAUTIFUL TASTY cakes in the cafe.iwe had the coffee walnut and banana and the slice was big enough for 2! Lovely coffee and tea too.knowledgeable guide who took us on a tour of the house.
Written 4 October 2021
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Bansteadfamily
Surrey, UK271 contributions
Lovely house, not enough time.
Sep 2021
THis is an amazing house with a huge history and a wealth of artefacts in each room. If only there had been enough time to see them properly. The tours are 45 minutes and our guide was very knowledgeable but in the short time in each room she pointed out the things SHE was interested in rather than what we might have wanted to know about. There was no hanging about to look ata nything else and we were rushed o to the next room. Very disappointing. Could easily spend another hour in the house. The fair price charged for the house is reflective of the short time allocated but we would rather have paid a bit more, spent more time and felt that we had really seen the house. The gardens of course with the topiary are quite spectacular.
Written 3 October 2021
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inspector m
1 contribution
So So
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited today, not bad.
Muncaster Castle was far better,
Levens Hall overpriced, £7 would be fine.
Poor guide, a waffler and too rushed.
Needed another 25 minutes for rooms involved.
Stay clear of the Tea Room.
£6 25 for a scone!
I don't see why other reviews praised it so much.
Written 30 September 2021
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uhhtffr
Leicester, UK10 contributions
Not to be missed!
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a first class experience. The hall is absolutely beautiful and set in lovely grounds with amazing topiary! Everyone is so friendly and the overall customer service experience is great. The interior of the hall is beautiful and full of history. One slight downside is that the tour of the house is only 45 mins and you really could do with more time. It feels like a family home (which it is) as there are no roped off areas! The cafe is first class with amazing food and wonderful staff! There is a shop and you can walk through the park which is beautiful! Overall, a very good experience.
Written 30 September 2021
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Anne J
Durham, UK24 contributions
Lovely way to spend a few hours
Sep 2021 • Couples
Spent a very pleasant few hours at this wonderful venue. The well kept gardens have to be seen to be believed and the topiary trees just amazing. The gardeners were trimming the trees and it was so interesting to watch. We did tour of the house with a very informative guide who clearly enjoyed engaging with visitors (didn't get name but had arm in sling)! A visit to cafe is not to be missed delicious cakes 😋.

Written 28 September 2021
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marlborough6
London, UK20 contributions
32 stiches to the inch
Sep 2021
Sarah Harvey gave us a wonderful guided tour round this fantastic house. She showed us a piece of quilting sewn with fish hook needles which could achieve 32 hand stitches to the inch, fascinating. The gardens, the world's oldest topiary gardens, were gorgeous, especially the Judge's Wig you could walk inside. Nice lunch too. Can't recommend it more highly.
Written 18 September 2021
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Thanks for your great review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much!
Written 21 September 2021
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Judie G
Dartmouth, UK44 contributions
Best day in the lakes ever
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a fabulous and and even better gardens.
We arrived on a very dismal September morning and spent a really interesting 15 minutes talking to two of the topiary gardeners who explained the meticulous work they do in detail. It was so lovely to speak to people who clearly loved every day of their working life.
The house was beautiful and full of fascinating artefacts all explained by a knowledgeable guide.
We also ate at the fantastic cafe where the food and service was excellent. I cannot rate this place highly enough.
Cross the road to find the deer and goats.
An absolutely must see - we loved it
Written 14 September 2021
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Thanks for such a glowing review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, despite the weather!
Written 21 September 2021
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Ernest P
United Kingdom134 contributions
Great House with Beautiful Gardens
Sep 2021
The two chief attractions of this ancient home are the house and its gardens. Both are interesting and the visit to the house is backed up by pleasant and well informed volunteers. They greatly enhanced our visit, and made clear the evolution of the house from medieval hall to Tudor gentleman's mansion to Victorian family seat.

The garden is later in design, but it is a well designed triumph. Of particular note is the topiary, which is spectacular and beautifully maintained.

No mention was made of the way this family amassed its wealth by the vicious exploitation of the peasantry, but they're not alone in that.
Written 13 September 2021
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Mik60a
29 contributions
Tudor, Stuart and Wellington history
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a beautiful old house with some amazing surviving furnishings from Tudor and Stuart times. Wonderful gardens. Wellington connections. We would have preferred a free flow arrangement to spend more time in the house. The tour guide was well informed but we were in and out in less than an hour. Understand why in these covid times but a shame. Tea and cakes nice in the adjacent cafe but pricey for two at nearly £12? Enjoyed the walk up the river and back down the other side. Just missed some deer but the Bagot goats were fascinating. Some painful looking head butting!!
Written 9 September 2021
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