Levens Hall

Picturesque manor house in gardens famous for their topiary.

Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

Levens Hall in cumbria

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Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Levens Hall is an Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th-century pele tower, the much loved home of the Bagot family.

With fine panelling, plasterwork, Cordova leather wall coverings, paintings by Rubens, Lely and Cuyp the earliest English patchwork, an important collection of Jacobean furniture and Wellingtoniana combine with other beautiful objects to form a fascinating collection.

The world-famous Topiary Gardens were laid out by Guillaume Beaumont, Gardener to King James II and Colonel James Grahme, from 1694, and his design has remained largely unchanged to this day. Over 100 individual pieces of topiary, some over nine metres high, massive beech hedges and colourful seasonal bedding provide magnificent visual impact.


Opening Times

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.

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House & gardens: 27 March – 4 October Sundays to Fridays (closed Saturdays).

House: 10am for tours (subject to availability on the day), 11am for general admission – 3.30pm (last entry 3pm).

Gardens: 10am – 5pm (last entry4pm)


Levens Kitchen, Bakery and Gift Shop open 15 January – 23 December 7 days a week.

Levens Kitchen 10am – 4pm (10am – 5pm when House & Gardens open)

Levens Bakery 9am – 4pm

Gift Shop 10.30am – 3pm (10am – 5pm when House & Garden open)


Historic Houses members visit for free.

House and Gardens 
Adult: £14.50
Child (5-16): £5.00
Family (2+3): £36.00

Gardens only
Adult: £10.50
Child (5-16): £4.00
Family (2+3): £26.00

Single season ticket
Price: £30
Double season ticket
Price £55



Adult: £15.50
Child (5 – 16): £5.50
Family (2+3): £39.00

Gardens only
Adult: £11.50
Child (5 – 16): £4.50
Family (2+3): £29.00

Single season ticket
Price: £30.00
Double season ticket
Price: £55

Group Visits

Private guided tours of House and Gardens are available by prior arrangement only. Groups welcome. Please phone/email to check availability and prices.

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Getting here

Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

The main visitor entrance is at ///sunshine.unspoiled.dairyWhat does this mean?

Situated 5 miles south of Kendal on A6. 5 minutes from Junction 36 of the M6. Follow brown tourist signs.

Levens Hall is situated on the Cumbria Coastal Way footpath and National Cycle Route 6 passes nearby. We can be reached using local bus routes 555 and 755. Oxenholme station, Kendal is 10 mins away by taxi.

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Why our members love visiting Levens Hall

Levens Hall topiary

Alexa Fairclough - Visited September 2021

“The most beautiful topiary garden I have ever seen.

Set in the Cumbrian landscape, this tradional stone manor house has had a remarkable history such that this garden exists and survives. It started as a C12th defensive pele tower and evolved into a manor complete with gardens and deer park. The topiary garden is unique designed in C17th and apparently the oldest in England, it is a surprise as you can’t see it from the road or footpaths; a hidden gem. It was a wonderful day out. I could sit in this serene garden for hours reading my book in the shade of the topiary brightened by its borders.”

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Family day out in Levens Hall, Cumbria

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