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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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105 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
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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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a manor house where you can really see how the family lived over the centuries, right up to this past one. The children enjoyed the find the bird and mouse. Lots of beauty in everyday objects. We enjoyed the garden, though it was in need of a trim when we visited. (Turns out it got trimmed about a... More

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

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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181 helpful votes 181 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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