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

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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 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).

Prices 2014

Adults House & Garden: £10.50, Concessions £9 (Children under 16 FREE) 

Adults Garden Only: £7.50, Concessions £7 (Children under 16 FREE)


Last changed: May 11 2014 at 9:29 AM


NEW EVENT - THE LAKES CHILLI FESTIVAL 2014 - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Aug - 10am to 6pm both days


The Lakes Chilli Fest is back! Come and get involved with over 80 producers offering the tastiest & spiciest chilli products, real ale producers, first class entertainment and exciting challenges.

'A Carnival of food & fun at the North West's Biggest Chilli Festival.'

The fun starts at 10am & finishes at 6pm Saturday and Sunday.  FREE entry for Children under 16. Dogs Welcome at the festival only. Highlights include: International Street Food Area, ENTERTAINMENT with Live Bands, DJ's, Fully Licensed Bars bringing you real ales, ciders, cocktails & pimms. Free entry to Dalemain Gardens. A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!  We look forwarding to seeing you!

Early Bird Advance Purchase Daily tickets only £4.50 Limited numbers so hurry! £7 each when the early bird allocation runs out.

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WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Spring & 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 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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