The Lake District Travel Guide

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Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

Home of the Hasell family since 1679, Dalemain began with a 12th-century peel tower built to protect the occupants from raiding Scots, and is now a delightful hodgepodge of architectural styles. An imposing Georgian facade of local pink sandstone encompasses a medieval hall and extensions from the 16th through the 18th century. Inside are a magnificent oak staircase, furniture dating from the mid-17th century, a Chinese drawing room, a 16th-century room with intricate plasterwork, and many fine paintings, including masterpieces by Van Dyck. The gardens are worth a look, too, and deer roam the estate. At the end of winter, the house hosts the World Marmalade Awards and Festival. Dalemain is 3 miles southwest of Penrith.

Sight Information


A592, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 OHB, England

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Sight Details:

  • £11.50; gardens only £8.50
  • House and gardens closed Mon.–Wed. House closed Nov.–Mar.

Published 08/20/2030


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