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Holker Hall & Gardens is the much-loved home of the Cavendish family, and has been in the family since it was built in the early 1600's. The new wing was re-built in the 1870's following a fire, and is now open to visitors.

There are no ropes or barriers, visitors are welcome to wander the rooms at their leisure. The award-winning gardens display a wonderful collection of trees, shrubs and flowers, and offer inspiration throughout the year.

The gardens have developed through the centuries, from the 400 year old Great Holker Lime tree, to the Cascade and Burlington fountain, Pagan Grove, and the Labyrinth sited in the wild flower meadow.

Nearby is a unique sundial, looking out over acres of rolling parkland where a herd of Menil Fallow Deer graze.



23 March to 28 October: Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.30am to 5pm (gardens), 11am to 4pm (hall).

Find Us
Find us

Holker Hall & Gardens is located on the B5278, 5 miles from Grange-over-Sands. Follow the brown signs on the A590 from J.36 of the M6.

Buses stop in Cark, just under a mile away, and trains stop at Cark & Cartmel station which is a mile away.

The Morecambe Bay cycle route (700) passes very near as it travels between Cartmel and Cark. We are also a short diversion from the Walney to Wear cycle route (70).

  • Offers bike storage

Trevor Grills Taxi 015395 58950


Historic Houses members can visit for free. 

The Hall & Gardens ticket will be priced at £12.50 during our 2018 season.

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

Whether you are looking for an annual outing for your club or society, an excursion for your coach holiday itinerary or just a leisurely day out for a small group of friends, booking a group visit to Holker Hall & Gardens is the perfect option and couldn't be easier.

Book in advance and let us take care of the details for you.

Contact groups@holker.co.uk or call 015395 58328.

Things to See


I hope that the history, setting and, above all, the romance of Holker, will inspire couples celebrating one of the most important days of their lives. It will be a privilege to share Holker with you.

Lucy Cavendish, owner of Holker Hall

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School Visits

We welcome primary and seconday school visits for a half or full day.