Holker Hall & Gardens

Address: Holker Estate, Cark-in-Cartmel, LA11 7PL, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01539 558328

- Expensive


One of Britain's quintessential stately homes.

The regal abode of Lord and Lady Cavendish is a big family day out.

The tour of the house is a non-stuffy trip back in time to see how a landed-gentry family lived. A visit to the 10-hecatre grounds apeals to those with with horticultural leanings, showcasing the myriad of colours from the rose gardens and rhododendrons.

There's an adventure playground for children up to 12 years and a cute kids' play area for the little ones.


Value for money

Price advice

Hall and gardens: adult £11.50; children (6-15) £6; under six free.


Expert tips

Don't leave without a visit to the superb Holker Food Hall for local goodies and cuts of local meat from the Holker Estate.

The Meadow is a great open space for children to run around and explore the flora.

During school holidays, there's a host of supervised workshops for kids from mask making to seed planting for a small charge.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • History