WELCOME TO DALEMAIN
'Dalemain is a house that needs to be full of people. This is as true today as it always has been and as much as it is a home to my wife, myself and our children, it is a living, working entitiy that is of much wider importance and interest to the many people whose lives come into contact with it in one way or another. We love it as our home, a very special house with an extraordinarily warm and welcoming atmosphere, and it is our pleasure to share it with the many visitors and friends who chance upon it. We are home to 'The World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival' held annually in March at Dalemain and this year we celebrated our 10th Anniversary and we are pleased to announce record entries and even more money raised for Charity.
Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh
Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell Family for eleven generations, the most recent becoming Hasell-McCosh on the marriage of Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh.
Visitors can discover and enjoy four centuries of history, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.
Click here to view Dalemain's 2015 Visitor Leaflet.
NEXT EVENT AT DALEMAIN - SUN 26 APRIL
CELEBRATE 'DRIVE IT DAY' WIGTON MOTOR CLUB
All the classic and motor clubs in Cumbria and further afield are gathering at Dalemain near Penrith between 11 and 2 for celebrate 'Drive It Day' and raise funds in memory of Stuart Turnbull, the President of Wigton Motor Club a member of the MGCC for over 30 years and the co-ordinator of the club displays at the Cumbria Classic Car Show. Stuart died suddenly last September and the clubs wish to raise as much money as possible from donations at this year’s Drive It Day for causes selected by Stuart’s family. Clubs and individual owners can arrive at any time from 11 until 2 and Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens will be open along with the café and shop from 10.30am to 5pm at the usual admission price.
Dalemain, near Ullswater in the Lake District, is a haven of tranquillity. Come and take some time out from the hectic stress of every day life, and spend a while strolling through the house and gardens in this peaceful corner of the Lake District.
History, Culture & Landscape
Enjoy a trip through four centuries of House Architecture, discover the celebrated Gardens & Historic Parkland including the Dacre Walk and sample home-made country house cooking.
The Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Gift Shop & Antiques
Enjoy the surroundings of the Dalemain Mediaeval Hall Tearoom with its open fire, serving a delicious selection of hot and cold home-made food, our not to be missed freshly baked scones and our very special chocolate cake. Home-made frozen food to take home, defrost and serve also available. We also have a selection of the Double Gold and Gold Winners Marmalades for sale from this year's 'World's Original Marmalade Awards'.
Visit the Dalemain Gift Shop with a range of quality goods and souvenirs plus antiques from 'Cockermouth Antiques' and delicious marmalades from The Dalemain Marmalade range available in the gift shop or tearoom.
Opening Times 2015
Sunday 29th March – Thursday 29th October 2015
OPEN: Sunday to Thursday. CLOSED Friday & Saturday.
- Gardens Tea Room & Gift Shop: 10.30am – 5pm (4pm in October)
- House Opens 11.15am for guided tour
- House Opens for free flow 11.45am
- PLEASE NOTE: THE HOUSE CLOSES FOR LUNCH BETWEEN 1.00 & 1.30PM
- House Closes 4pm (3pm in October) but the Gardens and Tea Room are still open until 5.00pm (4pm in October)
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NEXT EVENT - Sunday 26 April - Celebrate 'DRIVE IT DAY' Wigton Motor Club
All the classic and motor clubs in Cumbria and further afield are gathering at Dalemain near Penrith between 11 and 2 for celebrate Drive It Day and raise funds in memory of Stuart Turnbull, the President of Wigton Motor Club for over 30 years. Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens are open as usual 10.30am to 5pm at the normal admission price with FREE entry to the 'Drive It Day' on the front fields.
WELCOME TO DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS OPEN SUN to THURS - 10.30am to 5.00pm
The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 29th March 2015 and we look forward to welcoming you to Dalemain.
Vacancy - Administrative Assistant at Dalemain
An opportunity to work in the office at Dalemain as part of a small team helping to provide members of the public with memorable experiences based on the beauty and history of Dalemain and to thus ensure its future. It is a hands on job, where no two days are the same. Four days p.w. Closing date: Monday 27th April 2015
LATEST PRESS RELEASE: World’s Best Marmalade Makers Crowned at 2015 Marmalade Festival
WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS MORE INVENTIVE THAN EVER IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND VISITORS
Moorings available on Lake Ullswater
Contact Dalemain now to secure a licence to moor your boat on the most beautiful lake in the Lake District
GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014
Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.
PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918
Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain
Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013
The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.
Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012
Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.