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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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One of my favourite gardens

We arrived as they opened and were the only people there so wandering round the gardens was a delight. Dalemain gardens are small but perfectly formed; there is a large lawn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Jane G
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived as they opened and were the only people there so wandering round the gardens was a delight. Dalemain gardens are small but perfectly formed; there is a large lawn directly in front of the house, and to the side and behind there are several garden areas with a variety of plants in bloom and benches dotted about to... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a lovely house and used by the family up to this day. The guide gave us a wealth of information about the history of the house and the families that have lived in the house throughout its lifetime.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

expensive to go around and very little to see. Paid a lot to go in and then gratuities were asked for as well. No guide as such. Went to restaurant. Strangest soup ever. Three of the party left theirs. Even Yorkshire pud was horrid.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I visited with my Mum at the weekend for the Marmalade Festival. There was a real buzz about the place. Lots of stalls selling local produce and products; it was all very well organised. The tea room was lovely, there was a good selection in offer. We didn't get to see much of the house or the gardens as we... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
209 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
37 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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