Visit our Historic Home near Ullswater

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.

Dacre Walk

Opening Times 2015

SUMMER Sunday 29th March – Thursday 29th October
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 & Tea Room stay open until 5pm (4pm in October).

WINTER Sunday 2nd November – Wednesday 17th December
OPEN: Sunday to Thursday.  CLOSED: Friday & Saturday

  • Tearoom & Gardens only
  • 11am to 3pm
  • Closed 18th December until mid February

PARTIAL DISABLED ACCESS ONLY - please call Tel: 017684 86450 for further information.
- Disabled drivers may drive into the courtyard and park their car.
- Due to the historic building there is no access to the first floor except via the stairs.
- The gardens are accessible (excluding the lower garden) to wheel chairs although the gravel paths can be uneven.
- A mobility scooter is available at the Gift Shop - it is advisable to book in advance to avoid dissappointment.
- The Courtyard area is grade one listed cobbles and can be quite uneven.
- Disabled toilets are available in the toilet blocks.
- Please do call if you require any further information.

DOGS - Assistance dogs only in the House & Gardens, tearoom and gift shop.
Dogs on leads are welcome in the outside Courtyard area, car parking area and Dacre walk at the back of the house.  Fresh drinking water provided in a bowl at the back door.  If you eat outside in the Courtyard all dogs welcome on leads.  Thank you for your co-operation.


Dalemain boasts a number of beautiful locations that are ideal venues for all sorts of events and functions.

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

The Historic House & Gardens will officially open for the Summer Season on Sunday 29th March 2015. However we are open for the weekend Saturday 28th February to Sunday 1st March 2015 for our amazing World's Original Marmalade Awards Festival Weekend.  A fantastic fun filled weekend with something for everyone! full details: www.dalemain

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Vacancy - Administrative Assistant required 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 9th March 2015

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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

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Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.

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

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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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