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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

| Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
+44 17684 86450
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Beautiful House and Gardens

Well worth a visit, and the tearoom serves fantastic food. Five minutes off M6 J40. The owners are... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
RobertStirling
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
An interesting visit.

Dalemain estate is about 6 miles south of Penrith & consists of a medieval/Georgian house & gardens... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
JACKO452
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Liverpool, 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.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“tea room” (38 reviews)
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| Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Well worth a visit, and the tearoom serves fantastic food. Five minutes off M6 J40. The owners are delightful, ask to meet them if you go.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Dalemain estate is about 6 miles south of Penrith & consists of a medieval/Georgian house & gardens with a little gift shop. A small cafe with an open fire is located in the small medieval hall. We had an interesting, pleasant & informative tour guide...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We visited for a Christmas meal in December last year which we enjoyed but the house was closed then to the public. This visit was to the house and gardens and we had a very pleasant afternoon. The tour of the house was excellent and...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Went to Dalemain House and had a good visit. Said that the house was open from 1030 but when we got there it seemed to be guided tours and we were booked onto the next tour. Advised to wait outside the main house door which...More

Thank Suesreview
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We happened across Dalemain on foot one year whilst walking in the countryside and wandered in. It is a beautiful, historic home to visit with wonderful gardens to explore and best of all, an entire shop dedicated to marmalade because of their annual marmalade festival....More

Thank Susie B
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We have been before but couldn't remember what the house and grounds were like so the herd of "Bambi's" was a wonderful start. The house is full of period furniture much of it still in use. Having a guided tour of the house is a...More

Thank Viking1950
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful home! I say home as we couldn't believe the family still live in this beautiful house! The inside decor is simply stunning - all original and periodic touches. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly and mage is feel very welcome....More

Thank jobrethers44
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 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
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