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Levens Hall

Address: Levens Hall, Kendal LA8 0PD, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 560321
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Understandably, the gardens get most of the attention in these reviews. But we should not forget the Bellingham Buttery for its always excellent food and service. The staff, many of whom have served at Levens Hall for years are always helpful and friendly. Much of this success is due to Susan Bagot's firm but light touch management and Margaret's splendid... More 

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Exeter, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Beautiful gardens and wonderful historic home dating back to the Tudors. You can enjoy a lovely afternoon tea overlooking the amazing gardens. Excellent gift shop.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As other reviewers have said, a fantastic topiary garden to wander around in and some delightful planting, with a great eye for form and colour. But there is also a lovely deer sanctuary over the road with a footpath running through it, giving views back down to the river and across to the mile-long oak avenue. An oasis of tranquillity... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited with my wife on a lovely sunny autumn day, we were amazed at the gardens! They are the best we have seen to date. The tour around the house was also good and informative. Cafe was nice, carrot cake is a must. Look forward to visiting again, a well worth while day out.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 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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rbagot12, Owner at Levens Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of Levens Hall. We are glad that you enjoyed your day here although it is a shame that you felt that it was expensive. We have frozen our prices for about four years as well as introducing free passes for children, therefore we have tried to make Levens more affordable for everyone. Your... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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206 reviews 206 reviews
48 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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