Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Historic house and estate known for its marmalade festival.

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB

Dalemain Mansion

Experience this house


Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Family home to the Hasells since 1679, Dalemain is a beautiful mixture of Medieval, Tudor & Georgian architecture situated in a landscape of rolling parkland, lakes and rugged Cumbrian hills.

The Hasells have tended the award winning gardens for generations, with interesting plantings including the meconopsis blue poppies, Tudor Knot Garden, old fashioned roses and sleeping Giantess.

Opening Times


Winter season:

6 February – 8 April, and 31 October – mid December.

Gardens and Tearoom open, Sunday-Friday, 10.30am – 3.00pm

Spring/Summer season:

10 April – 30 October.

Mansion, Gardens and Tearoom open, Sunday-Friday, 10.30am-4.30pm

Mansion open for guided tours

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Online tickets for Dalemain can be purchased on our website here: There is an option for Historic Houses tickets, which allows members to book a ticket free of charge. They will then have to show their membership card on arrival.

If you are coming as part of an organised group visit, you may have to pay the group rate for entry. Please contact for group entry prices.

Adult: £15.50
Senior: £13.50
Children (0-3yrs): Free
Children (4-12yrs): £5.00

Single season ticket price: £30.00
Double season ticket price £50.00

Group Visits

Group visits outside our normal opening hours may be considered. Price on application.

Find out more here. 

Please contact Miss Emily Green on 017684 86450 or

Educational Visits

We offer visits to primary and secondary schools. We provide the group rate of £8.50 per person for a children-focused tour of Dalemain. The tour can be directed at a particular curriculum topic relevant to Dalemain ( e.g. Tudor, Georgian, Mediaeval, Lady Anne Clifford).

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.


Dalemain Mansion: In Pictures

A garden to be savoured

Guests who visit find Dalemain to be a place of peace and tranquility, and with Gardening Which? putting it in the Top Ten gardens of northern Britain, it’s a garden to be savoured.

Tours of the Mansion provide fascinating insight into the history of Dalemain, which is home to the World’s Original Marmalade Awards and sells a range of Award winning marmalade. The Great Barn Tearoom sells a variety of delicious homemade cakes and opens onto the cobbled courtyard.

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Dalemain Mansion grounds and garden

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