The Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Gift Shop with Antiques & Plant Sales
With FREE parking and access to the Tearoom, Gift Shop, plant sales and courtyard, there are numerous reasons to visit Dalemain. Why not just pop in?
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.
Soak up the feeling of days gone by sitting by the large open log fire in the original Mediaeval Hall which houses the Dalemain Tearoom. Try a delicious selection of hot and cold homemade food, speciality coffees using Farrer's coffees from Kendal, our freshly baked scones are worth a try, as is the famous Dalemain chocolate cake!
Also on display in the Tearoom and Gift Shop are the Double Gold and Gold Winners Marmalades from this year's 'World's Original Marmalade Awards' which are all for sale. Look out for the selection of enchanting and original Dalemain Marmalade's exclusively available for you to buy at Dalemain and Fortnum and Mason, London.
Be sure not to miss seasonal bargains from our Plant Stall which also contains a lovely selection of plants from the garden on sale too!
The Dacre Walk begins from Dalemain Courtyard and ends at the beautiful 12th Century, Grade I listed church at Dacre. Guarded by bears at the four corners and containing a cross legged crusader, it is the ideal way to spend a sunny afternoon, or perhaps to end a rainy one with a steaming cup of tea and a well earned piece of cake in the Dalemain Tearoom.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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