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Address: Levens Hall, Kendal LA8 0PD, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 560321
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A hidden gem

Both house and gardens are delightful in their own way. Just AMAZING topiary in the gardens (including a little elephant), so many shapes and unique designs. The house has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

Both house and gardens are delightful in their own way. Just AMAZING topiary in the gardens (including a little elephant), so many shapes and unique designs. The house has interesting elements, all in all had a lovely couple of hours mooching around. There is a picnic area just beyond the entrance...

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

House is very welcoming and feels lived in (it is!). The Waterloo Trail is very interesting and features a number of items which Wellington and/or his family picked up at the time. The topiary gardens are magnificent. We had a thoroughly good visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The house is very old and is being preserved and therefore one can't access all of the rooms. What you do see is English history and the family connection to Royalty. Take your time there is much to see, And do not miss the topiary in the gardens.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

the wife wanted to come here I was not bothered, but I really enjoyed it so pleased I did it.the house is interesting and the gardens brill.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We really enjoyed the gardens, the garden team do such a fantastic job! The house volunteers were all really friendly and knowledgable and the house itself was lovely to look around, especially with the special Waterloo exhibition in connection to Waterloo 200. Loved seeing the saddle!! It's nice to get to sit in some if the rooms, play cards and... More 

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Both the deer park over the road from Levens Hall and the cafe on site can be accessed without paying an admission fee. There is a great hour or so circular walk through the park which can get a little muddy but is so beautiful at any time of the year. There are 2 types of deer living on site... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fantastic experience, I love gardens and the topiary here is just fabulous! It's easy to reach from Kendal and parking is good. Venues like this are just so Lake District. There's nothing to dislike if you like gardens!

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Heysham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We live nearby so have visited many times. Very interesting gardens and topiary. Spring is glorious and colourful. Levens Hall is well worth a tour. Family owned and still a home. The tearooms and outside terrace is the place to relax with a pot of tea and delicious cakes. A good morning out for all ages.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A wonderful place the gardens are truly amazing though smaller than I expected. The café was delightful and not to badly priced. Only downside the visit was a bit expensive for a family day out.

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a lovely walk around Levens Park and finished off with a welcome cup of tea. The ladies were so welcoming and it was a pleasure to walk around the formal gardens and enjoy the amazing topiary even at such a cold and wintry time of year. The Hall is closed still but well worth the visit

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