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Family home to the Hasells since 1679, Dalemain is a beautiful mixture of Medieval, Tudor & Georgian architecture situated in a landscape of rolling parkland, lakes and rugged Cumbrian hills.

The Hasells have tended the award winning gardens for generations, with interesting plantings including the meconopsis blue poppies, Tudor Knot Garden, old fashioned roses and sleeping Giantess.

Guests who visit find Dalemain to be a place of peace and tranquillity, and with Gardening Which? putting it in the Top Ten gardens of northern Britain, it’s a garden to be savoured.

Tours of the Mansion provide fascinating insight into the history of Dalemain, which is home to the World's Original Marmalade Awards and sells a range of Award winning marmalade. The Mediaeval hall Tearoom, one of the oldest parts of the Mansion, sells a variety of delicious homemade cakes and opens onto the courtyard, with a glorious 16th-century Elizabethan barn.

Today’s opening hours

7th April - 27th October, Sunday - Thursday.

Tearoom & Historic Gardens open 10am - 4.30pm.

Mansion open 10.30am - 3.30p



7th April - 27th October, Sunday - Thursday.

Tearoom & Historic Gardens open 10am - 4.30pm.

Mansion open 10.30am - 3.30pm.

Find Us
Find us

On the A592 Penrith to Ullswater. 3 miles from M6, J40 or 2 miles from Ullswater at Pooley Bridge.

Penrith Train station is approximately 3 miles from Dalemain, and is a direct train ride from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There are taxis available from the station.

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free
Parking is available and is free for Historic Houses members when visiting the property for free.


Eden Taxis 01768 865432


Historic Houses members visit for free. 

If you are coming as part of an organised group visit, you may have to pay the group rate for entry.

Adult: £12.00
Senior: £9.50 
Children: Free
Group Entry (12+ people, pre-bookings only): £8.50

Single season ticket price: £25.00
Double season ticket price £40.00

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

Group visits outside our normal opening hours may be considered. Price on application.

Find out more here. 

Please contact Miss Florence Lindeman on 017684 86450 or houseopeningadmin@dalemain.com

Things to See


There are a variety of walks which can be started from Pooley Bridge either immediately on foot, or after alighting from the steamer at Howtown or Glenridding. Pooley Bridge is just two miles from Dalemain and easily reached by car in 5 minutes.

There are also walks which can be taken from Dalemain car park which include:

A walk to Dacre village and back along the estate road.

A circular walk via Stainton village, Dacre village and Pooley Bridge, which provides magnificent views towards Ullswater, The Lake District fells beyond and The Pennines to the east.

A walk from the Dalemain car park along the River Eamont to Pooley Bridge and back.

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Upcoming events

25 Sep 2019

Historic Houses Cumbria Region AGM

Member only invitation to attend the AGM, private dining with a delicious Cumbrian lunch and the opportunity to explore the wonderful Dalemain House and Gardens.

By kind invitation of Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh, Cumbria Region AGM is being held this year at Dalemain historic house and gardens. Coffee on arrival at 10.15, meeting at 11 with lunch to follow. Then opportunity to explore for yourself the magnificence of this ancestral home, internationally recognised for its collection of old-fashioned roses, blue poppies, marmalade festival and glorious hand painted Chinese wallpaper.

£30.00 including coffee and biscuits  on arrival, two-course lunch after the meeting.

Bookings open 2 August.


Corporate Hire

School Visits

We offer visits to primary and secondary schools. We provide the group rate of £8.50 per person for a children-focused tour of Dalemain. The tour can be directed at a particular curriculum topic relevant to Dalemain ( e.g. Tudor, Georgian, Mediaeval, Lady Anne Clifford).