Levens Hall

Picturesque manor house in gardens famous for their topiary.

Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

Levens Hall in cumbria

Experience this house


Free for members
  • 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


House & Gardens: 3 April – 6 October Sundays to Thursdays (closed Fridays & Saturdays).

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

Gardens: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Levens Kitchen & Gift Shop open 17 January – 22 December 2022
7 days a week
Levens Kitchen 10am – 4pm (10am – 5pm when House & Gardens open)
Gift Shop 10.30am – 3pm (10am – 5pm when House & Gardens open)

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.

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

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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