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Johnby Hall

A fortified manor house incorporating the fabric of a medieval tower-house, once commonplace in this lawless Border country.

Johnby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UU

Johnby Hall in Cumbria

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A sixteenth-century manor house built onto a fourteenth-century pele tower, Johnby Hall was bought by the Duke of Norfolk in 1783 and has remained in the Howard family ever since.

The house remains in many respects unchanged, though lovingly restored with some arts-and-crafts features by Great-Aunt Maud around 1900. The informal gardens include a 17th-century walled orchard and the interesting remains of an 18th-century water garden; free-range chickens, rare-breed pigs and red squirrels all roam within the grounds.

Henry and Anna and their young family are delighted to welcome guests for B&B and self-catering accommodation all year round.

Opening Times

Visits to the house and garden can be made by written appointment. Light refreshments can be provided.

To book please contact Henry and Anna Howard, Johnby Hall, Penrith CA11 0UU

Alternatively email bookings@johnbyhall.com or call 017684 83257.

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Group Visits

Visits to the house and garden can be made by written appointment. Light refreshments can be provided.

To book please contact Henry and Anna Howard, Johnby Hall, Penrith CA11 0UU

Alternatively email bookings@johnbyhall.com or call 017684 83257.

Educational Visits

Johnby Hall welcomes requests from primary and secondary schools.

Please e-mail bookings@johnbyhall.com or phone us on 017684 83257.

Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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