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Castles and Stately Homes

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Castles and Stately Homes

Does anybody know of any castles or stately homes that are open to the public in October/November? I'll be in Coniston for a week from Oct 31st with my family and would love to do a tour of a castle or stately home that's not too long a drive away. I know it's out of season but if anyone knows of any good recommendations I'd be very grateful!

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1. Re: Castles and Stately Homes

There are probably about a dozen around the Lake District including Brantwood on Coniston itself.

Nowhere is very far in the Lakes and they can be visited in a half/full day with lunch out .

I would suggest a quick Google of "Historic Houses" Cumbria and careful checking of the listed opening times AND days would be the best way forward as this is the transitional period for opening times and you have to take into account half-term holidays.

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2. Re: Castles and Stately Homes

40 minutes away driving through some great scenery (don't go onthe route that google maps suggest, go over the tops & black coombe, a slightly slower route, but a lot more scenic!) is Muncaster Castle.

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3. Re: Castles and Stately Homes

I agree with MadmOOse,I would recommend Muncaster Castle.


Muncaster,Himalayan gardens,maze,world owl centre,cafe and shops.

If driving here,sat nav-:CA18-1RQ.

Rydal Mount and Gardens.

Winter season 11am-4pm.


Also may like to view-:



Holker Hall and Gardens.


Blackwell,The Arts and Crafts House.


Carlisle Castle.


open 10am-4pm.

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4. Re: Castles and Stately Homes

Get the launch to Brantwood, which adds to the fun. Another option with amazing gardens is http://www.holker.co.uk - about 30 mins by car from Coniston

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5. Re: Castles and Stately Homes

Thanks guys. UNfortunately everywhere seems to close the day/weekend we get to the Lakes! I think Brantwood stays open though and it's just around the corner from where we're staying so we could go have a look there. Thanks again!

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