Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Cumbria

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section on the right hand side of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

Showing 15 properties in Cumbria

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Askham Hall - Cumbria
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Askham Hall consists of 13 luxurious bedrooms, a restaurant open to the public, private spa, cafe and gardens open to the public and party barn.

A luxurious home from home with a sustainable food philosophy.

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Lowther Castle - Cumbria
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The Gardens and Castle at Lowther have lain abandoned for 70 years, and in 2011 opened to the public.

Restoration work on the castle ruins is nearly complete, and the next stage of recovery and development on the 130 acres of garden is unde... read more
Dalemain - Cumbria
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Fine combination of medieval Tudor and early Georgian architecture, ranging from Chinese Drawing Room (original wallpaper and Chippendale furniture) to medieval hall and 16th century priests' hole.

Family home since 1679.

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Grand large-scale rebuilding in Victorian Tudor style by Paley & Austin. Epitome of country house life before the Great War, with appropriate collections. Mementoes of Henry Cavendish, who discovered the properties of hydrogen.

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Medieval Pele towers, extended in 17th century with a gallery and baroque central facade, in the 18th century with a suite of 3 rooms, and in the 19th century with a tower by Salvin. The interiors span the centuries and contain a fine collection of portra... read more
Johnby Hall - Cumbria
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A sixteenth-century manor house built onto a fourteenth-century pele tower; it was bought by the Duke of Norfolk, of nearby Greystoke Castle, in 1783 and has remained in the Howard family ever since. It is now home for Henry and Anna and their young famil... read more
Mirehouse - Cumbria
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An unpretentious, solid two-storey 17th century house with 18th and 19th century additions, Mirehouse has been sold only once, in 1688. The house is in the central Lake District and reflects the history of the area. It was connected with William Wordswort... read more
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Owned by the same family since 1208, the castle today is mainly 14th century with 19th century remodelling. Extensive collection of 16th and 17th century furniture, paintings and family portraits and memorabilia including the 'Luck of Muncaster' cup. Pion... read more
Levens Hall - Cumbria
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Elizabethan house with fine paneling, plasterwork and furniture. World famous 17th Century topiary garden laid out by Monsieur Beaumont in 1694, spring and summer bedding, herbaceous borders and fountain garden. Homemade food using local produce, and ex... read more
Halecat - Cumbria
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Halecat House is beautifully placed at the head of an ancient wooded valley with wonderful views over Arnside and Morecambe Bay. (NB: free access for Friends is to the gardens only.)

As part of the Witherslack Estate at the southern end of ... read more
Isel Hall - Cumbria
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Standing on a steep slope above the winding River Derwent and two miles from Bassenthwaite Lake, Isel Hall is a spectacular building. Its south facing terraces command glorious views to the river, which is banked with rhododendrons in the Spring. In the d... read more
Morland House - Cumbria
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The house was originally a Tudor vicarage with an 18th century front. After it was bought by the Markham family in 1871, it was much enlarged in Tudor style. It is not open to the public but is a 9 bedroom holiday home sleeping 18.

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NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.

Abbot Hall is an exquisite gallery in the north west of England on the edge of the Lake District. Works of art can be enjoyed in this beautiful Georgian villa, d... read more
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17th Century house built from the stone of the original 12th Century de Boyville Castle. Extended 1875, revived in 1974 and is now being restored.

12 acres of Garden and Grounds consisting of formal terraces planted in the style of the 168... read more
Netherby Hall - Cumbria
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Netherby Hall is centred around a 15th Century Pele Tower, the property has been developed over the centuries with later additions in the 18th and 19th Century. The Hall is built on the site of a Roman fort known as “Castra Exploratorum” and it is believe... read more