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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
+44 17684 86450
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Ranked #21 of 32 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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Surrey UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW 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
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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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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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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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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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