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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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Borsbeek
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This stately home is certainly worth a visit, also nice for children. The wardens in the rooms give you ample information. The topiary garden is the nicest I have ever seen.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit.Good value for money.Informative and friendly staff.An enjoyable few hours. A little disappointed in the cafe but the shop was well stocked with a good variety of merchandise.

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Kelso, Scotland
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184 reviews 184 reviews
92 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Of the three historic houses we visited in Cumbria during our stay, this was the most interesting, but also the most expensive. It is well-organised and the staff were very helpful and friendly. A good number and range of rooms are open to the public and each one has an intertesting story to tell. There was a warm and friendly... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It is many years since I last visited this wonderful place and it has not lost any of its appeal. It consists of a really well preserved Elizabethan house, set in the most attractive gardens, of which the main feature is the amazing topiary (trees cut to strange and exotic shapes ,including that of a baby elephant!).There is also an... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On the day we visited, only the gardens were open because of electricity work being carried out. But we paid the full price after arranging with the ticket seller to return the next day to see the house and park for no extra cost, which was good. He and his colleague also recommended Hazelmere cafe in Grange-over-Sands as a place... More

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rbagot12, Owner at Levens Hall, responded to this review

Dear Stewart Thank you for your very kind Tripadvisor review of Levens. We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit although it was a huge shame that you decided to arrive on the one day that North West Electricity decided to upgrade our power lines. They gave us very little warning of their intentions so it was hugely unfortunate... More

Dublin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous gardens, loads of exploring and many nooks and crannies to dive into. We didn't get to see the house or shop or coffee shop as the electricity was off for the day - but the gardens were enough to keep us happy. We even got to watch proper croquet on the lawn. It was a lovely day out.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited on a wonderful sunny, warm Sunday. The house was beautiful with a wealth of history all explained by the staff, who clearly enjoyed working in this stunning property. After a delicious lunch in the Teashop/Cafe, we then explored the amazing gardens with the most stunning Topiary we had ever seen. To keep the gardens to such a high... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A beautiful ancient house with many rooms, all furnished copiously with historic artefacts. Every room had a friendly member of staff ready to explain. Plenty of information available, interesting portraits, landscapes and miniatures, and patchwork. The gardens were stunning and easy to lose yourself in. The colours were straight from a paint palette. The teashop made a nice end to... More

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been wanting to visit Levens Hall for the better part of a decade. I was able to visit with my husband this July and was not disappointed. The house is beautiful and very interesting to tour, and the interpretive staff were excellent. This house has a comfortable 'lived in' feeling, despite its age- very nice. When we visited,... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The house is beautiful but what keeps bringing us back (with young children) is the gardens. They are absolutely stunning and provide lots of interest for adults and lots of space and play equipment for children, brilliant.

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