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Address: Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
Phone Number: +44 17684 86450
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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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Very welcoming and lots to see.

This is a lovely mansion house and the volunteers are very helpful. The gardens are beautiful and there is a great cafe with a roaring log fire, just what's needed in the autumn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Allandot
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Renfrewshire
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Penrith
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is an interesting local Country House, with beautiful gardens,they have a superb collection of Mecanopsis the blue poppy, not to be missed, but the rest of the garden is lovely, this is also where the famous Marmalade Fesitival is held, 100's of pots of marmalade on show from all over the world, held in the spring. A must if... More 

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Thank LittleTerrier00
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were really looking forward to this visit; haven't been in a while and had good memories of a cosy medieval room, with roaring fire, tables displaying comfort food with home-made jars of jams, pickles and relishes. Although we arrived just after midday we actually didn't expect lunch. We knew they were offering a set Christmas Lunch menu but, at... More 

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Thank fairlywelltravelled3
Penrith, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A visit to Dalemain might be a quick lunch in the cafe Or a stroll around the family gardens Or a nice walk through the grounds to the church at Dacre Or a pleasant trip around the family home This is a lovely house and feels like a working estate house Great

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Thank Cumbriafan T
Cumbria
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Over priced and not friendly! The sandwiches had hardly any filling in and very small. I discreetly told one of the staff who was not interested and grunted something, turned her back and walked back into the kitchen. I was upset so I emailed them when I got home and they have not bothered to reply. Go to Reghed for... More 

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Thank Rubytuesdaycumbria
Renfrewshire
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87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a lovely mansion house and the volunteers are very helpful. The gardens are beautiful and there is a great cafe with a roaring log fire, just what's needed in the autumn and winter. I would recommend this house to anyone interested in visiting stately homes.

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1 Thank Allandot
Southport, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Before you enter the house be sure to check out the exquisite gardens. Just a delight to meander through. The house itself is full of history and beautiful art and antiques. It's not stuffy though, and has a tale to tell which it does so well. I had an almost 80 year old guest with me who found some of... More 

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1 Thank Gareth J
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We really liked our visit to Dalemain. All the staff were very friendly and the guides in the house were very informative and had plenty of stories to tell but all told in an interesting way. Very lovely gardens even in October. We will be back l

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1 Thank sniddy
Darlington, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Finally got to visit this house. Lovely grounds to wander round and the house is an unusual mixture of periods. Loved the mouse house under the stairs and the scones were delicious.

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Thank Margaret838
Kettering, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Excellent tour of the house with lots of interesting facts. Great gardens to walk around and good tea room with log fire to sit beside and have lunch or ....

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1 Thank Janet M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We were a couple of hours early to check in at out Waterfoot park so called in. My partner had a 2-4-1 voucher and it was close where we were staying. Lovely day after driving up from West Yorkshire so we opted to just look around the gardens. We enjoyed the interesting walk and checked out an art exhibition while... More 

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