We are pleased to offer a tour for people who would like to know more about Dalemain and the family who have lived here since the 1670s. Our expert guides will bring history to life as they take you around the courtyard and the outside of the mansion, before bringing you into the historic gardens. Pointing out architecture and artefacts never before have spotted on a visit to Dalemain, they will regale visitors with stories of the Hasell family, and the development of both the mansion and estate through the centuries.

This special tour is not to be missed!

Tours last approximately 45 minutes, and are strictly limited to ensure visitor safety. Please book your tour online and collect your ticket in the shop no less than 10 minutes prior to the start time.

To book your tour, CLICK HERE. Tickets for following weeks will be available shortly.

Visiting the Gardens

We are delighted to announce that the Dalemain Gardens are open Sunday – Friday 11am – 4pm. We are operating under the strictest social distancing rules, and have additional measures in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff.

We are offering a delicious range of homemade takeaway food and drink, and our marmalade shop is open in the corner barn selling the very best marmalades in the world. The mansion will remain closed until further notice. We ask visitors to Dalemain to obey all social distancing measures, to ensure that everyone can enjoy the gardens safely. 

We regret that dogs are not permitted in the Historic Gardens. They are however very welcome in corner barn, the courtyard, and on the estate walk to Dacre.

Our safety outline is as follows:

From 6th July:

Mansion & Mediaeval Hall Tearoom  Closed until further notice
Historic Gardens & Corner Barn Shop Open 11am – 4pm, Sunday – Friday

We regret that dogs are not permitted in the House or Gardens. They are however very welcome in the courtyard, where we have sheltered seating for the tearoom, and on the estate walk to Dacre.

Specialist Tours

We offer a number of exclusive tours throughout our summer season here at Dalemain for visitors wanting to go behind the scenes for something a bit special. With Marmalade talks, visits to Dacre church and our special ‘Secret Dalemain tour’, there’s something for everyone. CLICK HERE for more information about our specialist tours.

Admission Prices for 2020

Gardens Only

Adults: £9.50, Senior Citizens £8.50 & U’16’s FREE
Group Bookings – Price on Application

Mansions, Boots & Boats Joint Attraction Ticket – 2021

The Mansions, Boots & Boats ticket allows the holder to enjoy TWO fantastic Lake District attractions: Dalemain Mansion & Ullswater ‘Steamers’. Ticket holders are entitled to one entry to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens and one ‘Cruise All Pier’ Day Pass for the Ullswater ‘Steamers’. This is an ONLINE ONLY offer in 2021, so for more details or to book your ticket, please click here.

Further Information

Dalemain, near Ullswater in the Lake District, is a haven of tranquillity. Come and take some time out from the hectic stress of every day life, and spend a while strolling through the house and gardens in this peaceful corner of the Lake District. Why not combine your visit to the Gardens with a walk through the Estate Parkland? It is one mile from Dalemain Mansion’s Historic Courtyard to the Ancient Dacre Church. Further details of this walk can be found here.

PARTIAL DISABLED ACCESS ONLY – please call Tel: 017684 86450 for further information

  • Disabled drivers may drive into the courtyard and park their car.
  • Due to the historic building there is no access to the first floor except via the stairs.
  • The gardens are accessible (excluding the lower garden) to wheel chairs although the gravel paths can be uneven.
  • A mobility scooter is available at the Gift Shop – it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • The Courtyard area is grade one listed cobbles and can be quite uneven.
  • Disabled toilets are available in the toilet blocks.
  • Please do call if you require any further information.


Dalemain boasts a number of beautiful locations that are ideal venues for all sorts of events and functions.

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If you have any questions please telephone: +44 (0)17684 86450 or email marketing@dalemain.com

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On the A590 Penrith to Ullswater, 3 miles from M6, Junction 40


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