Marmalade Awards

“Dalemain is a house that needs to be full of people. This is as true today as it always has been and as much as it is a home to my wife, myself and our children, it is a living, working entity that is of much wider importance and interest to the many people whose lives come into contact with it in one way or another.  We love it as our home, a very special house with an extraordinarily warm and welcoming atmosphere, and it is our pleasure to share it with the many visitors and friends who chance upon it. We are home to ‘The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival’ held annually in March at Dalemain and this year we celebrated our 11th Anniversary and we are pleased to announce record entries and even more money raised for Charity.”

Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh

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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.

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NEW Festival Dates: 17th & 18th March 2018.

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 houseopeningadmin@dalemain.com

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House & Estate News

Dalemain in Winter

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The winter season is here - the Mansion may have closed for the season at the end of October, but we have still been very busy here at Dalemain in the run up to Christmas. [...]

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October Garden Update

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Our gardeners have been hard at work this year, and have made some great changes. Here's what they are doing at the moment: Now is the time that we start to get busy with all [...]

Special tours inspired by ‘Dalemain’s Magical Garden’ – coming soon!

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Join us in 2018 for a special range of themed tours inspired by NHK’s wonderful documentaries about the wildlife and family here at Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District. Find out where the squirrels live, [...]

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Marmalade Awards News

Calling Marmalade Makers from across the Commonwealth

New for 2018: Here at the World's Original Marmalade Awards we are delighted to be running a 'Commonwealth Competition' this year. With the support of the Commonwealth Office and in a year of Commonwealth celebrations, [...]

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The Future of Marmalade: it’s time to celebrate Innovation

Here at the Marmalade Awards we have always been keen to promote innovation and creativity in preserves – marmalade is far more than just an orange spread to have on your toast in the morning [...]

New Artisan Marmalade Judges

Here at the Marmalade Awards we have always been hugely proud of our Artisan judges, giants in the food industry whose talents have led to the selection of some truly incredible Marmalade Award winners year [...]

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Sunday to Thursday – 11am to 3pm     |    Friday & Saturday – Closed