- Cafe / restaurant
- Easily accessible without car
- Facilities for children
- Free parking
- Parkland / open spaces
- Picnic area
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.
House & Gardens: 2 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.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
House and Gardens
Child (5-16): £5.00
Family (2+3): £36.00
Child (5-16): £4.00
Family (2+3): £26.00
Single season ticket
Double season ticket
Private guided tours of House and Gardens are available by prior arrangement only. Groups welcome. Please phone/email to check availability and prices.
Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD
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.
Why our members love visiting Levens Hall
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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