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Address: Levens Hall Levens Hall, Kendal LA8 0PD, England
Phone Number: 441539560321
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Levens Hall is an Elizabethan historic house and garden, located at the...

Levens Hall is an Elizabethan historic house and garden, located at the entrance to the Lake District in the county of Cumbria.

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Stunning gardens and topiary - best gardens in the UK.

I can't rate Leven's Hall gardens highly enough. The topiary is absolutely brilliant, whilst walking around the gardens it feels like being in the set of Alice in Wonderland... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kate L
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't rate Leven's Hall gardens highly enough. The topiary is absolutely brilliant, whilst walking around the gardens it feels like being in the set of Alice in Wonderland... there's even a croquet pitch! These gardens are well worth a visit, even to people not really into gardening. It's such a creative space and so cleverly designed. Aside from the... More 

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rbagot12, Owner at Levens Hall, responded to this review

Dear Kate Thank you for your very kind review of Levens Hall. I will relay your message to the gardeners as I know how hard they work to get the place looking perfect. We had a very difficult start to the year thanks to Storm Desmond and the resulting floods, so we are very grateful to anyone recognising the efforts... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got lucky and went to the gardens on a sunny day! I think I spent about two hours wandering around. If you're looking for a quieter experience, go early. I arrived just after 10, and it was very peaceful. That's not to say that it wasn't peaceful towards the end of my visit, but there were definitely more people closer... More 

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Thank heduffy
Kendal, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visit on a glorious sunny July day . Gardens beautifully planted, with lovely colour combinations. The Traditional herbaceous borders are beautiful and the famous topiary fascinating. It's a lovely garden to wander through. The weather was amazing and we didn't visit the house which I remember from a previous visit many years ago as being very beautiful. Currently maintenance being... More 

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Thank Happygran7491
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Levens Hall is great.....It just draws you in with it's history, its atmosphere...When you've done the house (allow at least an hour and and a half)...just wander about the gardens...right over the wall from the A6 - but yet, a peaceful haven of tranquility......drink in the majesty of the topiary...observe the results of the hard work of the master gardeners....as... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day out here with a five and seven year old. Great staff in the hall who were so welcoming and engaging with the kids. Brilliant dressing up clothes which they could wear the whole way round the hall. The gardens are extensive and the topiary and planting make an exciting adventure of exploring!

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Thank Helen C
Hampshire
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In spite of it absolutely pouring for the whole of our visit we thoroughly enjoyed it and wouldn't have missed it for the world. So on a fine day it must be stunning. We must also say how charming and helpful, without exception, all the staff were - ticket sales, cafeteria (good choice of light refreshments), room guides and in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a lovely day out , the gardens are absolute stunning and you can easily wile away the hours strolling round admiring the beautiful topiary and flowers, watching the local croquet team play on the lawn, go in the small but fun maze and visit the children's playground and creepy crawly corner. We also visited the house which is fabulous... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trees were very interesting and the plants were nice to look at and the there is a chirldrens play area to keep the kids entertained

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Durham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our day here. The gardens are very interesting. They make a very good beer. Parking good. Lots to see if you like old houses. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Givepeopleachance
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Manor House with lots of history well displayed great staff who know there history and how to explain it. Beautiful gardens with a brilliant tour guide who knows his plants and history, plus a cafe/buttery that serves some really good food at very reasonable prices. We spent nearly 5 hours here and feel we want to come back and... More 

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