Wander along the Terrace and discover the Wild Flower Spiral Garden and the Elizabethan knot garden with magnificent views over the fells.

Walk along the Rose Walk with 200 old-fashioned roses and apple trees. At the far end of the west wall is a 17th century gazebo and a seating alcove with a fixed wooden bench. The seats have cabriole front legs with vase splats which suggests that the bench was made between 1702 and 1714. Between the gazebo and alcove is a door leading to Dacre Beck and the magical Lob’s Wood. Lob is a character created by JM Barrie and it is said that if you visit on Midsummer’s Eve, Lob will give you the chance to change your life.

Stroll along Dacre Beck to the Wendy House and don’t miss the sleeping giant or the dragon. In the Spring, this area is filled with hellebores, foxgloves, primroses and violets.

Explore the Top Garden. Divided into different terraces, each area has its own character. At the centre is a Quince planted by His Royal Highness Prince Charles on his visit to Dalemain for the Marmalade Festival.

There are three different approaches to the semi-wild Low Garden. From May until July, the Dalemain Meconopsis Grandis, the famous Himalayan Blue Poppy, is in flower.

The house is home to Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh.

Home of the original Marmalade’s Awards.

Historic Houses members visit for free

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Address: Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB View map Phone: 01768 486450 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: Yes
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: No
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

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