Here at Dalemain we’ve got the perfect thing to banish your blues at the thought of Summer ending.

On Sunday 29th September we will be holding traditional Harvest Celebrations, to mark this important time of year in the rural calendar. Dalemain has always been famous for its beautiful autumn colour and wonderful collection of ancient apple trees, and we look forward to celebrating all things Autumnal.

We have plenty of traditional and special activities taking place throughout the day. There will be ‘heavy’ shire horses in the historic courtyard, alongside produce stands and apple juicing. Herbs and apples have been harvested from the gardens and will be served as part of our delicious Autumnal menu in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom. You can even make a paper flowerpot and plant an acorn – a tree for the future!

Talks & Tours


We have a fantastic range of tours and talks on offer: learn all about the range of ancient apple trees at Dalemain – including the Dalemain Gloriana! Find out what hops were harvested here and what beers were made, and take a trip around the Agricultural Barn museum, with farm machinery dating back hundreds of years and our special Fell Pony Museum.

The Mansion will be open with tours, and you can take a tour of the Dalemain historic gardens, which will be full of colour. Enjoy a peaceful visit to the tranquil Low Gardens, with the trickling Dacre beck.

These celebrations will follow the Harvest Celebration Church Service at St Andrews, Dacre. This will take place on Sunday 29th September at 9.30am. The church will be decorated with beautiful, traditional harvest decorations, and everyone is welcome to this service of thanksgiving. For further information about the Church, please visit:

To pre-book a tour, please email Please state clearly which tours or talks you would like to book tickets for.