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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
+44 17684 86450
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Ranked #20 of 32 Attractions in Penrith
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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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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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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106 reviews 106 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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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Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Stopped by for a tea in the tea room, excellent service. Staff were cheerful, welcoming and helpful. Food was of high quality and the atmosphere excellent. Thank you Dalemain, keep up the good work

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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

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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