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Address: Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
Phone Number: +44 17684 86450
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Description: Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh Family for eleven...
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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Liked the scones

A weird sort of meal I took 3 hungry teenagers with me so we were maybe not your typical guests but I knew some of the history of the house and was interested to see it. Sadly the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Everyone we met - in the shop, in the house and in the tea room - were so friendly and helpful. The gardens are delightful and the tour of the house was really interesting. We particularly enjoyed all the old photographs on display throughput the house and the history (and demise) of the Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. Enjoyed delicious scones,... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very friendly and helpful reception.Lovely and quite extensive gardens,plenty of seating for us Seniors.Well stocked Tea Rooms.We were lucky enough to see a gentleman whom we had seen on previous visit,he whistles the birds to his hand to feed.Also if you are lucky enough to be invited to his beautiful garden ,he also feeds the deer.Our granddaughter was enthralled.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Such a brilliant venue for trading at Cumbria Classic Car and Motorsport Show hosted by Wigton Motor Club

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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely tour of the house which was fascinating (1 hr) after which we went to the cafe for lunch... but we gave up on it due to the very long queue with seemingly just 1 person on duty there. We loved exploring the beautiful gardens and searching for the hidden dragon and sleeping giant. There were plenty of seats for... More 

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lots of parking and easy access from the road, The staff are friendly and pleasant and very informative. You first enter the small gift shop with a fabulous selection of marmalades, We then went to the garden which was very extensive and a riot of colour. Our nephew loved looking for the dragon and the lady giant. He was fascinated... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A weird sort of meal I took 3 hungry teenagers with me so we were maybe not your typical guests but I knew some of the history of the house and was interested to see it. Sadly the disorganisation in the tea room made me rethink this so I ended up not looking round the house or garden in the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Saw beautiful fallow deer that occupy the grounds on entering. The guided tour of the house is fascinating as the architecture and family history is such an unusual mix of themes. Gardens equally as good.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The more formal gardens were lovely, as was the short woodland walk and informal lower garden. We spent quite a bit of time wandering round. Then we went in the house. Each room was full of stuff so not easy to get your head around what was there. One or two of the rooms felt as it they were a... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went during 'Chilli fest' was going on in the grounds so listening to steel drums whilst walking around a Georgian building and gardens was a little surreal. Nether the less it is still a beautiful house and gardens. I particularly enjoyed the sleeping giant in the garden and the dragon ! The only negative I would say is that... More 

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London
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went on a sunny day and the gardens were absolutely beautiful, so full of colour and well looked after with plenty of places to stop and sit and admire the surroundings. Loved the sleeping dragon and the giant as well as the views over the countryside. The house was also very interesting and very informative. The house has a lovely... More 

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