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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

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Address: | Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB, England
Phone Number: +44 17684 86450

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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Classic car show

Fantastic display of approx 600 cars. Very well organised. Various stalls selling food, auto jumble and charity stalls

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Janice J
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Durham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old house which gives an insight into how people used to live. Cafe was super, warm and cosy with lot's of home made treats. The grounds were stunning, The tour guide was very good and took time to answer all questions whilst still keeping us all together!

Thank Sharon C
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dalemain House is a beautiful house in a beautiful setting. Our guide obviously loved her subject and we had an enjoyable tour. It was a surprise to find out about the Marmalade Competition that is part of Dalemain and great to be able to sample so many different types of marmalade. We could not resist buying some. There were many... More 

Thank Marilyn R
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

not just another country house, this one.... excellent and well-informed guide who really knew her stuff and obviously loves the place. Tea room with log fire. Interesting church a mile away on foot. Beautiful gardens -they won a prize. The owners of this historic house are very "can do" and there are lots of projects on, with the University of... More 

Thank sarw
Iwerne Minster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Dalemain House is a real gem and has splendid and original gardens.The guided tours in the morning and early afternoon are well worth taking.

Thank dorsetnadins
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210 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here today, from the lovely greeting by the lady in the shop where we purchased our tickets. As we had time before the tour of the house we found the cafe and what a find. The coffee was very good, the cheese scones, fruit cake and sticky gingerbread were superb and made on site were... More 

Thank Stuart B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A hugely refreshing change from average stately home experience. Still very much a family home, not sanitised but feels lived in. Guide was family employee who knew the history and the family and made the tour fascinating with little anecdotes. Tea room is lovely , historic with roaring fire. And the range of award winning mar else's available to buy... More 

Thank annaG2571PH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A very enjoyable day. Plus Jimmy was great and let the girls feed the deer and birds (from the hand). I really enjoy the medieval tearoom and the Marmalades.

Thank Jeremy M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Arrived 10.20 as we thought it opened at 10.00 however everything was closd up. Some people got back and stove off. A lady appeared at 10.30 and said she needed to open up the foots, shop, barn etc so we had to wait until she was ready. We eventually got in and started in the gardens, they are beautiful but... More 

Thank deb232016
ManagerDalemain, Front Office Manager at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Dalemain Mansion & Gardens. We do indeed open at 10.30am, and advertise as such across all of our marketing materials, but I am sorry that there was confusion regarding this. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, but are sorry that you did not feel it was adequate value for money. Our house... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Fantastic display of approx 600 cars. Very well organised. Various stalls selling food, auto jumble and charity stalls

Thank Janice J
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Wonderful old house and beautiful gardens, the Blue Poppies are a must for visitors in May/June , a very special place and the home of the Marmalade Festival earlier on in the year.

Thank LittleTerrier00

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