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


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

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House & Estate News

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens OPEN for 2018!

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Following the excitement of a very successful 13th Marmalade Awards & Festival we are delighted to be opening our doors for the coming season! The Mansion will be open 10.30am - 3.30pm for guided tours [...]

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. [...]

  • October Garden Update

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 [...]


Marmalade Awards News

  • Jane Hasell-McCosh at the 2018 Marmalade Awards

Jane Hasell-McCosh talks marmalade with Radio 2’s Chris Evans

Anyone who tuned in to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 this morning may have heard Marmalade Awards founder, Jane Hasell-McCosh talking with Chris Evans about this year's Marmalade Awards & Festival. [...]

Winners of the 2018 Marmalade Awards announced!

Winners were announced for the 13th World’s Original Marmalade Awards at the Dalemain Marmalade Festival in Cumbria on 17th March. Far from being unlucky, the 13th year attracted record numbers of Artisan entries and over [...]

The Australian ‘Marmal-Ashes’ have arrived!

Not content with trouncing England in the Ashes in 2018, we have received the annual 'team' of Australian marmalades for the 2018 Marmal-Ashes competition. A group of marmalade makers from Buninyong, Victoria send their marmalades [...]

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