Now run as a Visitor Centre, archery, zip wires, go-karts etc dominate the gardens. However, if you’re visiting the area, it’s worth popping in – the only charge is for car parking.

The Terraces below the house include a Rose Garden, Wildflower Meadow and a Kitchen Garden. Wander through the woodland down to the shore – I visited on a particular hot day in July and it was filled with holiday-makers enjoying themselves.

Brockhole is owned by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Entry is free, the only charge is for car parking.


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Address: Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ View map Phone: 01539 446601 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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