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 2015


Sunday 29th March – Thursday 29th October 2015
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 2015

Adults House & Garden: £11.00, Concessions £9 (Children under 16 FREE) 

Adults Garden Only: £8.00, Concessions £7.50 (Children under 16 FREE)


Last changed: Jan 31 2015 at 7:49 PM


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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 marmaladeawards.com

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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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