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Update regarding the  Dalemain Estates:

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering outdoor tours for people who would like to know more about Dalemain and the Hasell family who have lived here since 1679. For information about these unique tours and to pre-book, please CLICK HERE.

The Historic Gardens are open to the public Sun – Fri, 11am – 4.30pm. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the gardens, to see the autumn colour and enjoy the tranquility. We are committed to the safety of visitors and staff and ask that all visitors to the garden obey strict social distancing measures. Pre-booking is not necessary, but if you would like to book to visit the gardens please CLICK HERE.

We are serving delicious homemade takeaway food and our famous marmalade shop is open in the corner barn. The mansion is currently closed. We know that in these times community is more important than ever, and we would love for you to sign up to our newsletter, where we are bringing Dalemain to you with stories about the Awards, Mansion and Gardens. You can sign up HERE.

Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh

Dalemain House

Visitors can discover and enjoy four centuries of House Architecture, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Medieval Hall Tearoom.

Marmalade Awards

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards will be returning in 2021! If you think your marmalade is the best in the world, make sure you send us a jar when the competitions open.

Dalemain marmalade

Explore online the Dalemain marmalade collection and our Award Winners marmalades. We also have a selection of Dalemain small gifts and souvenirs.

Prebooking Group Tours

Our specialist tours offer visitors a chance to experience various aspects; A House Tour including parts of the house not normally open to the public, A Garden Tour going behind the scenes into the working parts of the garden, Dacre Church and House Tour incorporating the history of the church and its relationship to the Hasell family and Glorious Dalemain in the Georgian Era.

To book a tour please contact Miss Florence Lindeman on 017684 86450 or email on

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House & Estate News

Plant Sale – Collect a Clump!

October 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to the Dalemain Plant Sale: This is a lovely way of buying plants – decent sized ‘clumps’ straight from the garden which will immediately fill a space. Whether shade loving, sun loving or happy [...]

NEW Outdoor Historic Tours of Dalemain

September 7th, 2020|0 Comments

We are delighted to announce that we have been working on a series of outdoor tours for people who would like to know more about Dalemain and the family who have lived here since the [...]


Marmalade Awards News

The Australian Marmalade Awards are BACK!

We are delighted to announce that the Australian Marmalade Awards ‘Dalemain Down Under’  are back for 2020! It’s been quite the year, but we have some excellent orange news – the Australian Marmalade Awards will [...]

Lachlan’s Lockdown Marmalade Toffee

This recipe was sent to us by Lachlan (Dr L. Shackleton-Fergus) who operates his tiny gourmet marmalade and confectionery business (J.B. Shackleton's) from his family home near Melbourne, Australia. Lachlan has won six Golds at [...]


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2020 Opening Times

We are delighted to announce that the Dalemain Gardens are now open Sunday – Friday 11am – 4.30pm. We are operating under the strictest social distancing rules, and have additional measures in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff. We ask visitors to Dalemain to obey all social distancing measures, to ensure that everyone can enjoy the gardens safely.

We are offering delicious takeaway food and visitors can buy our world famous marmalades. The Mansion will remain CLOSED until further notice.