WELCOME TO DALEMAIN 2016
The Tearoom & Gardens (only) re-open to the public on Sun 7th Feb - 10.30am to 4pm. Special February Offer: Gardens £3.50 to see the snowdrops & aconites.
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens re-opens to the Public on Saturday 19th March 2016 and we are delighted to announce that this kicks off our 'World Famous Marmalade Awards & Festival' weekend of activitites.
All the competition marmalades will be on display in all their glory in the state rooms not only for the festival weekend but for 3 weeks before and during the Easter holidays. Please click on the marmalade tab on this page for full details. To date the World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival has raised nearly £200,000 for Hospice Work. NEW for 2016 - The Marmalade Festival will take place across 3 locations: Dalemain, Rheged & Penrith.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: If you visit Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens over the Festival Weekend the entry price is £5 per person, Children FREE.
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
'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 our message is clear 'Cumbria is Open for Business' despite the recent flooding and the Marmalade Festival is a great way to launch the new season for visitors.
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.
History, Culture & Landscape
Visitors can discover and enjoy four centuries of House Architecture, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.
Click here to view Dalemain's 2016 Visitor Leaflet.
Dalemain 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.
Opening Times 2015
Saturday 19th March – Wednesday 14th December 2016
OPEN: Sunday to Thursday. CLOSED Friday & Saturday.
- Gardens & Mediaeval Hall Tea Room: 10.30am – 5pm
- House opens: 11am to 4pm - Guided tours and freeflow available
Visit the Dalemain Online Marmalade Shop with delicious marmalades from The Dalemain Marmalade range. Plus last year's DOUBLE GOLD HOME-MADE WINNERS available exclusively at Dalemain and Fortnum & Mason, London. We also have for sale Double Gold and Gold Winning Artisan marmalades. They make perfect & unique gifts for family and friends
NEW Private Tours at Dalemain for 2016
THE HOUSEKEEPERS TOUR
Every Wednesday for two hours starting at 10.00am & Includes:
- Tour of the house with behind the scenes rooms not normally open to the public.
- Freshly baked scones with coffee or tea in the housekeepers room.
- Historical Tour of the Award Winning Gardens.
- Understanding the architecture and development of the building of the house.
- After the two hour guided tours abd refreshments you are then welcome to spend the remainder of your day at Dalemain revisiting the house and gardens.
- PRICE: £18.50 per person.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to book your place on the tour.
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VACANCIES AT DALEMAIN - House Guide & Tea Room Assistant
Due to increased visitor numbers we have 2 new opportunities to work 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.
SAVE THE DALEMAIN OF AUSTRALIA
The NATIONAL TRUST of South Australia are putting in a bid to save the house immortalised in Picnic on Hanging Rock and a vital part of the South Australian Heritage.
NEW BOOK NOW: Bespoke Botanical Drawing Courses with Mark Fothergill - World Renowned Botanical Artist
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - MARK FOTHERGILL - WORLD RENOWNED BOTANICAL ARTIST
Book now to reserve a place on our new Botanical Drawing courses with Mark Fothergill, formerly Botanic Artist to Kew Gardens and Fellow of the Linnean Society.
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
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.