Holker Hall & Gardens

Prominent Cumbrian mansion in 200 acres of gardens, parkland and woods.

Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL

Holker Hall in Cumbria
Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Holker Hall & Gardens is the much-loved home of the Cavendish family, and has been in the family since it was built in the early 1600’s. The new wing was re-built in the 1870’s following a fire, and is now open to visitors.

There are no ropes or barriers, visitors are welcome to wander the rooms at their leisure. The award-winning gardens display a wonderful collection of trees, shrubs and flowers, and offer inspiration throughout the year.

The gardens have developed through the centuries, from the 400 year old Great Holker Lime tree, to the Cascade and Burlington fountain, Pagan Grove, and the Labyrinth sited in the wild flower meadow.

Nearby is a unique sundial, looking out over acres of rolling parkland where a herd of Menil Fallow Deer graze.

Opening Times


April to November: Wednesdays to Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays.

Gardens: 10.30am to 5pm.

Hall: 11am to 4pm.

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 can visit for free. Members should book tickets via the website, where they will be asked to input their card number, and bring their confirmation email and membership cards with them. Alternatively, members can just turn up but may need to wait for entry if the gardens are busy of the guided Hall tours are full.

The Hall & Gardens ticket is priced at £13.50.

Group Visits

Whether you are looking for an annual outing for your club or society, an excursion for your coach holiday itinerary or just a leisurely day out for a small group of friends, booking a group visit to Holker Hall & Gardens is the perfect option and couldn’t be easier.

Book in advance and let us take care of the details for you.

Contact or call 015395 58328.

Educational Visits

We welcome primary and secondary school visits for a half or full day.

Please email for more information.

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

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Holker Hall bowl in the grounds

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