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Overview

Askham Hall features Grade II listed gardens which are open to the public for visits. The Hall is an award-winning restaurant with bedrooms and a wedding venue.

The gardens are full of stunning features, including colourful terraces, a 230ft long double herbaceous border, unusual species of plants, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodland, meadows and ponds. Take in the views down to the River Lowther and enjoy the secluded spots of the garden. You can also buy plants to take home. 

There are also family-friendly animal trails with a chance to see shorthorn cattle, rare breed pigs, boer goats, ducks and chickens. For the eagle-eyed, the surrounding area is also a haven for red squirrels, rabbits, badgers and pheasants.

Askham's beautifully remodelled dining area is made up of three exquisite rooms and overseen by renowned head chef Richard Swale. Furthermore there are 15 bedrooms to choose from, each is totally unique and individually named. A Scandinavian influenced private spa is also available.
 


Opening
Opening

March to Easter: Fridays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Easter to October: Sunday to Friday (closed Saturdays), 10am to 5pm.

November to 2 December: Fridays and Sundays 11am to 4pm.

 

Find Us
Find us

Askham Hall is situated in a quiet and picturesque village within easy access (about ten minutes drive) from Penrith and junction 40 of the M6. Follow the brown tourist signs signposted Askham Hall Gardens.

It is possible to take a taxi from Penrith station.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members can visit for free. 

Garden entry £4 per adult.

Children under 12 are free.

Hotel guests are free. 

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking

Things to See

Walks

Askham Hall has a garden route and animal trails around the 12 acre gardens. A hand drawn and illustrated map is available from the cafe.


The Bank Barn


Weddings

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Thank you for making our daughter’s wedding a perfect day! The service and attention you gave us from our first enquiry was second to none. The food was amazing and delicious we can’t thank you enough.

Mother of a bride


Accommodation

With modern furnishings and fresh décor, whilst carefully retaining the charm and character of this historic house, Askham Hall is somewhere you can kick off your wellies at the front door and relax in down to earth, comfortable surroundings.

Tthere are 15 bedrooms to choose from, each is totally unique and individually named. Room rates start at £150 per night including breakfast. A Scandinavian influenced private spa is also available.

All rooms come with flat screen TVs, free wi-fi, bluetooth radios and telephones (calls are chargeable). The Pele Tower rooms also feature mini bar larders and Nespresso coffee machines. 


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Rooms are available for hire for conference/ business uses for any number of people up to 150. We provide a bespoke service, pricing is on request.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Projector and screen
  • Lunch

School Visits

We offer visits to primary and secondary schools comprising garden tours including the edible gardens and animal trails.

Along the family friendly route there is the chance to see shorthorn cattle, rare breed pigs, boer goats, ducks and chickens. For the eagle-eyed, the surrounding area is also a haven for red squirrels, rabbits, badgers and pheasants.