Dalemain House & Gardens Testimonials
Hunter Davies - Good Guide to the Lakes.
"Probably the best house to see in the Northern Lakes"
Robert Pearson - The Daily Telegraph
"Of the Gardens of Cumbria that I visited the one which made the deepest impression on me was Dalemain"
Holiday WHICH Magazine
"Fascinating house and lovely garden with stupendous blue poppies"
Patrick Taylor - Gardens Illustrated Magazine
"Dalemain exudes calm"
Jilly Goolden - BBC Great Antiques Hunt
"Inside there is a fine collection of English furniture and a particularly interesting collection of art"
Alison Hewitson - Lake District Farm Holidays
"Just to say thank you for our visit to Dalemain. What a gem of a place! We really enjoyed every part of it. The guided tour was excellent. We intended to go back into the house for a browse around - freeflow - but the museum, shop and garden kept us so busy before we knew it it was time to leave. You could certainly spend all day at Dalemain and such value for money especially for a family. We also enjoyed lunch in your coffee shop. Very nice. We can definitely recommend Dalemain to our guests. Thank you again."
From the Dalemain Visitors' Book
"The whole family are glad that we didn't pass by"
"Absolutely delightful - we'll be back"
"Wonderful House, friendly well-informed staff"
"Not as boring as I thought it would be" - a young visitor
CHRISTMAS AT DALEMAIN
Dalemain Christmas Lunches In the Mediaeval Hall from Sun 8th & Sun 15th until Wed 18th December
The perfect setting for a traditional festive treat, whether you're a group of work colleagues, family or friends. We also cater for larger groups & parties and can book a separate date if required.
Why not combine your visit with a glass of mulled wine and a walk through the Estate to Dacre Castle and back before lunch. The walk is one mile each way and a Dacre walk leaflet will be given out with your mulled wine.
Also, Christmas Gifts at Dalemain The perfect and unique gift for a friend or loved one...........
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.
Yet another record number of jars sent into the World's Original Marmalade Awards held at Dalemain annually in March
An international competition founded by Jane Hasell-McCosh. For the past eight years, Dalemain has hosted The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival firmly placing it at the centre of the marmalade map. From 50 jars in 2005, the Awards have grown each year and this year, nearly 2,000 jars of marmalade were entered and judged.
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.