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Levens Hall

Levens Hall, Kendal LA8 0PD, England
+44 (0)1539 560321
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Cumbria
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Super place to visit - fascinating Elizabethan house with lots of quirky items collected by the family over the years. Still has a real feel of being lived in, and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The gardens are stupendous, and I'd certainly recommend doing the tour around them with the gardener - his passion for his job was obvious... More

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UK
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went to Levens Hall to see the topiary gardens, which are the oldest topiary gardens in the world. They were fantastic, the topiary is wonderful and very time you moved a few yards you got a totally different view. The rest of the Gradens are also very interesting and well worth seeing. We also thoroughly enjoyed going round the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A delightful property. Room guides were well informed and very pleasant and helpful. The gardens, even in late September, were very colourful, and the topiary was superb.. A lot to do there for children too, including the maze and play area. A mention also for the tearoom and the lovely cakes. The steam engine was very popular with my grandson... More

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La Grange, IL
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48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The house was great, our tour guide was very interesting and took her time to tell us lots of stories about the family history. You get to see many rooms and the multitude of furnishings are in very good condition. The gardens are really incredible. These are the best topiaries you will see in the Lakes. This was likely our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A lovely day out, the gardens are beautiful and the roses smell divine, the house was fantastic and the staff were very family orientated with great activities during our walk around

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Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The topiary and gardens around the topiary are nice, and I'm sure the borders were beautiful a month ago but were nearing the end of their season. Probably best to go in July or August. We didn't go into the house.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited Levens Hall and Gardens as what a special place this is. A family home steeped in history. Limited opening times but this wasn't a problem for us, but I would advise you to check online before visiting. The gardens were a joy with different colours and shapes on the trees. A little expensive but given that the house and... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited on a glorious September Sunday afternoon, enjoyed trying to work out the rules of croquet whilst sitting in beautiful gardens! The gardens were splendid as usual and we really enjoyed soaking up the sun by the pond - but was unsuccessful in trying to photograph a beautiful dragonfly. The £8.50 entrance fee was money well spent, on this... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A wonderland of topiary. Alice in Wonderland was filmed here. Splendid gardens to walk through for the entire family.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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118 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gardens of this wonderful historic hall deserve their reputation of being one of the best examples of a topiary garden in the world. There are extraordinary characters and forms sculpted from box and yew, combining to make an absolutely fascinating display. The topiary forms are of great interrest in themselves but also create wonderful vistas through which one can... More

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