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“A great place”
Review of Levens Hall

Levens Hall
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Levens Hall is an Elizabethan historic house and garden, located at the entrance to the Lake District in the county of Cumbria.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great place”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Went with family there during Easter Holiday 2013. I was told by person in tourist office, Grange over sands, that the hall was worth a visit. I must admit that the gardens, and the topiary style cutting of the plants, is magnificent; we were 4 adults and 4 children and all enjoyed wandering around the gardens, taking nice pictures; it was cold but not wet: it was a really interesting afternoon. Also the labyrinth at the end of the garden and the playing area for the kids were really nice.
Inside the hall we were attended by really helpful ladies' Stuarts with nice smiles and a lot of information about the place. The children could get changed and dress like princesses and princes. They loved it. We are Italians, we have great gardens in Italy, but this place in Cumbria was extraordinary: well done! and thank you!

Visited April 2013
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Southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good for families”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Highlights of Levens Hall is the relaxed atmosphere in the grounds, the superb topiary garden, a reasonable children's play area and obliging cafeteria. The house was good for adults and children-with a trail quiz and prize fun for our younger kids.

Levens missed out on 5 stars, as some of the volunteers in the house were less than friendly. Despite the kids quiz trail we were left with the distinct impression that a few of the volunteers would prefer if the house was left to adult visitors.

Our advice for the team at Levens would be to ensure all the volunteers in the house are trained in relating to younger visitors......that would nudge it from four to five stars! For visitors, it is worth also taking a stroll down to the river outside the main entrance as the views are lovely-and the flowers in spring time well worth a photo.

Visited April 2013
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rbagot12, Owner at Levens Hall, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of Levens Hall on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. This year we took the decision to admit children for free and as a result we have welcomed more families than usual. I have had a word with the guides in the hall and they admit that they have had to change their approach because of the increase in younger visitors as well as supervise the new activities that we have introduced such as the costume hire. We have reviewed all this and hopefully these shortcomings have been ironed out.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit to the Lake District and thank you for getting in touch

Kind regards

Richard Bagot
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england
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant day out.”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Thank to all the staff at Levens Hall today. I visited with my two grandsons aged 4 and 2 years old. They had fantastic time running around and hiding, finding all the items on the quiz, and playing in the play area. We also had a walk to the river in the Park and saw the Bagot goats .

Visited April 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You will not be disappointed”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a lovely day visiting the house and gardens. The house is beautiful, staff are friendly and well informed. The gardens are striking, with lots of places to hide for children. There is a lovely play park, ideal for keeping little ones busy. The shop is great with some unusual items. The cafe was good, but busy and maybe not staffed up enough. There are chickens roaming near the car park and you can take a short walk to the riverside. So much to do and keep children entertained. The family have managed to make this property an appealing and entertaining place to visit, but not overly commercial or tacky in any way.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Louise G
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rbagot12, Owner at Levens Hall, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear Louise

Thank you for your very kind review of Levens Hall on Tripadvisor. We are very glad indeed that both yourself and your family enjoyed their visit to Levens. This year we took the decision to allow children to visit for free as well as provide loads of free activities for them to enjoy and when we get feedback like this we know that our efforts haven't been in vain. As a family we love inviting people into our home and hopefully we will see you sometime in the future.

Kind regards
Richard Bagot
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting Gardens”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were on time to do the short tour of the gardens which were interesting to see. Nice old hall too if you like that sort of thing.

Visited April 2013
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