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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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Tea Room

Went for tea and cake May bank holiday weekend. Was lucky enough to be able to sit outside. A lovely rural setting. Unspoilt. Delicious ginger cake and a good cup of tea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
theresa48
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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Booked in advance for afternoon tea and had a very relaxing experience to celebrate my 32nd birthday and my grans 80th. Great variety of sandwiches, savoury scones with chutney and sweet with incredibly fresh cream and jam followed by squirrel shaped biscuits and delicious cakes for £9.50 each. The quality was better than most afternoon teas i've had in London... More 

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england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went for tea and cake May bank holiday weekend. Was lucky enough to be able to sit outside. A lovely rural setting. Unspoilt. Delicious ginger cake and a good cup of tea. Reasonable prices.

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chesterfield
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

One of the selling points of a stately home is that it continues to be a family home, injecting a degree of character and, often, quirkiness that sets it apart from the 'curated' atmosphere of most NT properties. In the case of Dalemain this independence of spirit is very apparent in all you see of the house - which, to... More 

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ManagerDalemain, Manager at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting Dalemain and for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed the gardens, tearoom and Dalemain marmalades. We are disappointed that the house did not live up to your expectations and we wondered if you could contact us on marketing@dalemain.com as we are always looking to improve the visitor experience. Best wishes Manager... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
219 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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