Tranquil Cumbrian manor house, park and gardens with strong literary and artistic connections.

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE

Mirehouse in Cumbria

Experience this house


Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
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  • Accessible toilets
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A relaxed welcome, enhanced by it’s unique literary connections and beautiful collections, await visitors to Mirehouse.

Visitors can enjoy the live piano music, unusual photographs and manuscripts and children’s activities as they wander through this family home.

Set in the heart of the North Lake District, three miles from Keswick, the beautiful, natural gardens at Mirehouse offer stunning views of the dramatic Lakeland landscape they are set in.

Enjoy the tranquility of the walled Bee Garden, stroll in quiet contemplation along the Poetry Walk or sit by the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake.

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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The house will be open on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons (also Sundays in August) 1.30 pm till 4.30 pm, with last entries at 4 pm, from 5th  April 2023 until the end of October 2023.


Historic Houses members visit for free.

House and garden

Adult: £10.50
Child: £4.00
Family (2 adults, 4 children): £26.00
Under 4s: FREE

Group Visits

Groups can visit by appointment, please contact

Educational Visits

Mirehouse offers a wide range of facilities and educational opportunities. The house has been occupied as a family home since it was built in 1666. It is set in a varied landscape of fell side, forest, gardens and lakeshore. There are four sheltered woodland adventure playgrounds.

We have worked with teachers since 1981 and our experienced guides enjoy welcoming children and encourage participation. Many schools bring groups regularly.

Where teachers have the time, free preparatory visits are welcome. We are always pleased to discuss your visit on the telephone and to adapt the timing and/or content of the house tour to ensure you have the best value from your visit.

for the latest information.
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE

Mirehouse is 3 miles north of Keswick on the A591. Parking and toilets are in Dodd Wood car park across the road from our main gate.

The X4, 554 and 73 buses come past Mirehouse.

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