Dalemain (as listed by the Northern Screen Commission) offers the film-maker a wide variety of versatile locations.

Interior and exterior locations are available, including:

  • The Mediaeval Hall (pictured above)
  • The gravelled driveway to the front of the Mansion
  • The Cobbled, mediaeval courtyard to the rear
  • A huge, 16th century Great Barn
  • Parkland
  • Farm buildings and farm land
  • Old agricultural equipment and props
  • Moorland, rivers, becks, streams, waterfalls, fords, bridges...
  • Private metalled and unmetalled roads
  • A castle and several churches.

Dalemain also offers ample parking for production, technical crew, make-up and wardrobe vehicles and location caterers' vans.

Jane Eyre at Dalemain

In London Weekend Television's production of Jane Eyre, Dalemain provides the exterior of Gateshead Hall, Jane's childhood home, and the Mediaeval Courtyard and 16th century Great Barn provide the exteriors and interiors of Lowood Institution.
The Reverend William Carus Wilson, nephew by marriage of Edward Hasell of Dalemain (1765 - 1826) founded the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge (now Casterton School) and was the inspiration for the character of Mr Brocklehurst the founder of Lowood Institution.

Charlotte Brontë drew upon her unhappy memories of her stay at school for her heart-rending description of life at Lowood Institution.

Songs of Praise

The BBC filmed Songs of Praise at Dalemain Historic House & Gardens as part of the Eden Valley production which was broadcast in the summer of 2004

Diane Louise Jordan, one of the show’s most popular presenters, was filming in the enchanting gardens, picking apples from the ancient 18th century apple trees.

The young girls of the Amabile choir from Kendal were seen singing both in the Tudor Knot Garden, surrounding the fountain and on the stairs of the Entrance Hall.

Mrs Jane Hasell McCosh, who lives at Dalemain says “the garden was still looking fantastic during filming, even so late in the season. It changes every week and despite the long dry summer, visitors were able to enjoy the delights of the gardens right into the autumn. The Virginia creeper was turning a wonderful shade of red, and the white garden was looking fresh and charming. An abundance of colour from late flowering perennials, annuals and autumn leaves, added to the atmosphere of relaxing calm that makes a visit to Dalemain an absolute pleasure”.

Dalemain's locations have also featured in...

  • The Monocled Mutineer (BBC Television)
  • Sir Harry Secombe 'Music is my Life' (Border Television)
  • Gardeners' World (BBC)
  • The Great Antiques Hunt (BBC)
  • Going Going Gone (Lomond Television)
  • Hollyoaks (Mersey Television)
  • The Lakes (Lakes Productions)
  • Where the Heart Is (Anglia Television)
  • Going for a Song (BBC)
  • The Holiday Programme (BBC)
  • Advertisement for Tesco Supermarkets
  • David Dimbleby's 'A Picture of Britain' (BBC)


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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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GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014

Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.

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PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918

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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