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Kirklinton is a 17th-century house built from the stone of the original 12th-century de Boyville Castle. Extended 1875, revived in 1974.

We have an orchard, nuttery, quince grove, bog garden, duck pond and palace, pigs, a yurt, gypsy caravan and campsite. A scented rose maze and rose terraces surround the great hall, the herb garden is for traditional herbal cures. Walk through the woods to the Faerie Glen following the beck and cascades of water. Relax at The Captain’s Seat and see the rock carving of the Faerie Princess. You can also pick a trug full of garden produce.



Monday to Thursday from: 22 April to 30 September:  11am to 4pm.

Tearoom open Thursdays only.

Find Us
Find us

Located 6 miles NE of Carlisle (M6 Jct 44). Turn right off A7 at Blackford to Kirklinton. Off A6071 at Cliff, follow Brown Signs.


  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free


Historic Houses members visit for free.

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


A stunning and magical location for weddings. We are open from 1st April to 30th September each year and only hold 12 weddings or two per month each year.

Bespoke and quirky - take over the whole site to transform the Great Hall & Gardens to fit your own ideas, imagination and style.

Professional kitchen for your caterers, staffed bar with on-site wine expert to help and assist you with your drinks choices.


We have on-site camping, a yurt and a gypsy caravan.

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