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.

Why not combine your visit to the House & Gardens with a walk through the Estate Parkland - 1 mile from Dalemain Mansion Historic Courtyard to the Ancient Dacre Church and 1 mile return trip.  Full details: Dacre Walk

Opening Times 2016

SPRING Sunday 19th March – Thursday 27th October
OPEN: Sunday to Thursday.  CLOSED: Friday & Saturday

*CHANGE TO HOUSE OPENING TIMES SUNDAY 22nd MAY*: Please note that there is a private event taking place at Dalemain Mansion this Sunday. The house will be open for tours at 11.15am, 11.45am and 12.45pm. The house will then be CLOSED to the general public until the next tour at 2.30pm. The house will then be open for freeflow, before closing at the usual time of 4pm. Please call 01768486450 for further information

  • Gardens, Tea Room, Gift Shop & Plant Sales: 10.30am – 5pm (4pm in October)
  • House Opens 11.15am for guided tours and closes 4pm (3pm in October)
  • Guided Tours are provided regularly throughout the day (Sun to Wed), please see timings upon arrival at the shop.
  • If you wish to visit the House without a guided tour, freeflow is available after 3pm, or all day on a Thursday, when there are no guided tours.

WINTER Sunday 30th October – Wednesday 14th 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.

ADMISSION PRICES FOR 2016

HOUSE & GARDENS
Adults: £11.50, Senior Citizens £9.50 & U'16's FREE
Group Bookings Price on Application

GARDEN ONLY
Adults: £8.50, Senior Citizens £8.00 & U'16's FREE
Group Bookings Price on Application

Venue

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

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