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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
+44 17684 86450
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Ranked #19 of 30 Attractions in Penrith
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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,... more » 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. « less
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Ravenglass, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Local historical house well worth a visit. Guides available to ask questions and the printed cards in each room are very useful. The Corner Barn is exhibiting this year's C-Art, and the adjoining barn showing felt work and lovely gifts worth a visit. The Dalemain Marmalade collection is lovely and lots of choice for gift ideas, most flavors are available... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our visit here today was marred by the disinterest and very poor customer service of the tea room staff. Arriving in the tea room we could hear staff chatting in the adjacent kitchen. We rang the bell for service as a little notice on the counter invites. Chatting continued in the kitchen. We rang again. A voice shouted " be... More

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Firstly we had an hour of our day left and we were looking for a cup of tea. We were driving and saw the signs to this place. The sign said the house would be closed a 4.00pm which was fine, but it said the shop was open til 5.00pm as well as the tea room. We arrived at 4.10pm,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stopped at Dalemain house whilst completing a circular walk around the area. Didn't go into the house or grounds but stopped for tea as the weather was lovely. Lovely to see the deer (must have been 50) so close in the field next to the carpark (which is free). Had a pot of tea for two, two flapjacks and a... More

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Warcop, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We under took our visit to Dalemain on a bright and warm Septembers day. First impressions of the mansion were favourable, the entrance price was expensive but not extortionate and the lady in the shop/reception, was cheerful and accommodating. From reception we walked through a drab and fairly unkempt area, around the side of the mansion and into the house.... More

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Crawley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had an excellent and enthusiastic guide for the tour of the house. Very knowledgeable and engaging. The gardens are really good too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have visited regularly most of the gardens around Cumbria and this is now our favourite. It is a garden tended with love as well as skill, and that makes the difference. It is also being developed, so each visit reveals something new. The walk along the terrace at the side of the house is truly lovely. The house is... More

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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Whilst making our way to Pooley Bridge we decided to stop for lunch at the tea-room advertised outside this historic house. What a very pleasant experience this turned out to be. As we made our way up the driveway we were greeted by a herd of fallow deer in the field who nuzzled our hands as we photographed them. We... More

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were at a Classic car rally in the grounds of Dalemain, and I decided to look at the gardens. They were quite nice, with a lot of variety, including a wooded area and a riverbank area as well as some small more formal areas. The highlight was the tea room, which was lovely, served excellent homemade cakes and scones,... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

My recommendation: don't bother spending your money on this house. My friend and I went to visit Dalemain on a cold August morning. We were looking foreword to exploring the house. When we arrived. We both struggled to walk to the main entrance without getting sheep poo on our feet. It didn't bother us too much at the time, but... More

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