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Address: Levens Hall, Kendal LA8 0PD, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 560321
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Great day out.

The gardens are fascinating. The various shaped topiary are a labour of love and worth a trip to see these alone. House was interesting, with many features such as the leather... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The gardens are fascinating. The various shaped topiary are a labour of love and worth a trip to see these alone. House was interesting, with many features such as the leather lined walls being something I have not seen elsewhere.The tour gave you a real feel for the history of the place. Everyone was really friendly knowledgeable.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The house and gardens were extremely interesting to see and hear all about. We were given a fascinating tour around the house by a very friendly and knowledgable member of staff. We also very much enjoyed seeing the extremely well maintained gardens. Overall, a super visit which I would highly recommend.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited with my partner on our day off together. Total waste of time. Firstly its very over priced. Secondly, the staff were downright rude. Got shouted at by a member of staff in front of a room full of people for touching a door frame, which was very intimidating (there were no signs anywhere saying not to touch it).... More 

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rbagot12, Owner at Levens Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Levens Hall. I wish to apologise on behalf of the staff here at Levens as your review has stunned us completely, especially as 187 out of 192 of our Tripadvisor reviews have given us either four or five stars. Our staff are renowned for their welcome and are thoroughly trained to ensure that they... More 

Lake District
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

great staff and customer service. Plenty for everyone to do including children. Cafe on site Closed fridays

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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Well appointed home with leather walls and elaborate plaster ceilings in some rooms. The docents were very helpful. There was even a room for children to try on period costumes. We felt like we had landed on another planet when we toured the gardens. We knew we would see topiary, but had no idea how huge the plantings were. The... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This historical property is a veritable gem in the Lake District country side and I commend the property owners in making the home and gardens available for public touring. They have done a wonderful job of preserving the seventeenth and eighteenth century furnishings antiquities and period feel of the property. Each tour was approximately one hour. The only observation I... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lovely Elizabethan house in perfect setting. You will know what to expect just from this - typical furniture and paneling throughout. Very interesting Wellington (the person) connection throughout. Very nice cafe.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Levels Hall is famous for the gardens, especially the topiary. The gardens are extensive and varied but to our taste they were somewhat lacking in "soul". They were very neat and tidy, the free phone app is useful. The house is magnificent, beautifully presented with good interpretation and very friendly and enthusiastic room stewards. Not a cheap visit but a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited Levens Hall in the early 70s and always intended to return to again view the amazing topiary. For a number of reasons we never managed it until now and the place is just as intriguing as we remembered. It is amazing to be able to walk inside some of the yew hedges and topiary and see the ancient... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Entry gardens and house £12.50 no concessions! Topiary is something special and the gardens are also excellent. The House is also excellent and well presented. The cafe was ok but I had a ploughmans and choose brown bread which was stale the was replaced with a mass produced non descipt white roll.

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rbagot12, Owner at Levens Hall, responded to this review

Dear Richard Thank you for your review of Levens Hall. We have taken on board your comments and we are slightly mystified as to why your bread appeared to be stale. We use an artisan bakery based five miles from here and they deliver our bread on a daily basis, therefore the bread that you ate will have been baked... More 

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Address: Levens Hall, Kendal LA8 0PD, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 560321
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal

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