Welcome to Dalemain

"We love Dalemain as our home, it is 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."

Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh

Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell-McCosh for eleven generations. Here, visitors can discover and enjoy four centuries of history, 5 acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom. Home to 'The World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival' held at Dalemain annually in March.

Click here to view Dalemain's 2014 Visitor Leaflet. 


WELCOME TO Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Easter & Summer Opening Times 2014

The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014.  We are open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.  Closed Friday and Saturday.

History, Culture & Landscape

Visitors can 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 - Free parking

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 Plant Sales and 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 2014


Sunday 6th April – Thursday 30th October 2014
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
  • House Closes 4pm (3pm in October) but the Gardens and Tea Room are still open until 5.00pm (4pm in October).

We look forward to seeing you soon.




WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Easter & Summer Opening times

The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014.  We are open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.  

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Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1

Penrith Remembers has now collated all the local events for the coming year which commemorates the beginning of the First World War. It will be launched at Dalemain on 8 April 2014. This will be attended by Brigadier Chris Coles.

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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.  

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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.

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