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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Address: Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
Phone Number: +44 17684 86450
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Ranked #19 of 28 Attractions in Penrith
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh Family for eleven generations. Here, visitors can...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh Family for eleven generations. Here, visitors can discover and enjoy a fine mixture of Mediaeval, Tudor & early Georgian architecture and Award Winning Gardens, richly planted with unusual combinations of flowers and shrubs. Highlights include the Rose Walk, Ancient Apple Trees, Tudor Knot Garden, Blue Himalayan Poppies, Earth Sculpture and Stumpery. Home to the International Marmalade Festival. Homemade food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Historic Parkland with the Dacre Walk, Gift Shop with Antiques,Plant Sales, Special Events throughout the year & Group Bookings. Free parking. HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2013.

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My other half and I decided to take my mother in law out for he day (surprise in itself) however destination Ullswater in mind we found ourselves driving past Dalemain - and feeling hungry, decided to pull in and visit the tea room. So glad we did, from the onset we were bowled over by the sheer beauty of the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
172 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A lovely old house which ouses character, with wooden panels everywhere. A small museum is devoted to the Yeomanry. A little expensive -interesting for a one time visit. visited 2012

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We came with a child in a wheelchair and had a lovely day pottering about the house and gardens, and left with a large selection of marmalade to remember our visit by.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

OH dear - I know that it is out of season but in the UK now people go away all the year round. The signs on he road are confusing saying what is and what isn't open. I drove into the drive and out again trying to work out if I could get a bowl of soup or not. The... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a very interesting old house that deserves more publicity than it gets, although it could not cope with a crowd. The lady in the shop/ticket office is welcoming, but chats pleasantly as queues build up behind. The lady that collects the tickets is well informed and interesting and the rooms are varied and full of history and detail.... More 

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were on the way to the Highlands via the Lake District and we're looking for somewhere to have lunch when we passed Dalemain, and decided to turn around for lunch. The surroundings were absolutely beautiful. You feel like you are several centuries back, which is nice. They serve home-made food and local beer, so what more can you ask... More 

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Surrey UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Unable to go far on the fells we resorted to a stand-by that we had had in mind for such an occasion on several previous Lakeland holidays. The house is fascinating: the World War One Exhibition is good: perhaps too many photographs at the wroing height in poor light if one is being picky but the connections with the House... More 

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London
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9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Dalemain House An interesting guided tour of parts of this large country manor house on a large estate, with many centuries of. history to learn about, from its inception to the present day. The various families, owners, lives, the hundreds of artefacts.  A lovely setting and worth a visit if passing, which is how we came across it, a quick... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Visited the house on a very wet and windy October day. The house was very interesting and as said before, very Downton Abbey. The tearoom is lovely and cosy and coffee and scones were great. Unfortunately gardens are a little sad at this time of year. Well worth a visit. Perhaps a little expensive. Need to do some marketing as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

If you are a fan of Downton Abbey this is a real must. The house gives a real sense of fine living in times gone by. From the Chinese room with wallpaper dating back to the 18th century through to the housekeeper's room where you expect to see Mrs Hughes having a cup of tea. After a tour of the... More 

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