The Lake District Sights



Levens Hall

Levens Hall Review

An Elizabethan house and the home of the Bagot family since 1590, Levens Hall is famous for its topiary garden, probably the most distinctive in the world. Laid out in 1694, the garden retains its original design, and the yew and beech hedges, cut into complex shapes that resemble enormous chess pieces, rise among a profusion of flowers. The house contains a stunning medieval hall with oak paneling, ornate plasterwork, Jacobean furniture, and Cordova goat-leather wallpaper. You can easily spend a couple of hours here admiring the place or getting lost in the living willow labyrinth. There's a play area for children. Levens Hall is 4 miles south of Kendal.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A590, Levens, LA8 0PD
  • Phone: 015395/60321
  • Cost: £12.50; gardens only, £8.50
  • Hours: Mid-Apr.–mid-Oct., Sun.–Thurs., house noon–4:30, last admission at 4; gardens 10–5
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  • Location: Kendal
Updated: 06-24-2013

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