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Holker Hall and Gardens

Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7PL, England
+44 15395 58328
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Beautiful place ... but Long wait to be served at cafe

We called in for the Christmas market which turned out not to be on that particular weekend, so... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Rainford, United Kingdom
via mobile
National Trust visit

Great all round experience with easy parking, excellent restaurant, wonderful grounds and the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
David G
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Holker Hall is the home of the Cavendish Family who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay and is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland, framed by the Lakeland Hills.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7PL, England
+44 15395 58328
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We called in for the Christmas market which turned out not to be on that particular weekend, so after a walk around the grounds decided to get some warm drinks. Despite an abundance of staff there was only one person serving while the rest flitted...More

Thank Craggratt
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great all round experience with easy parking, excellent restaurant, wonderful grounds and the property itself is quite stunning.

Thank David G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We went to the winter market. It was lovely to walk around and the stalls where great! Over priced but great!

Thank Naomi E
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Didn't actually visit the house and gardens! By the time we had walked through the beautiful park (free entry) and spent an hour watching the antics of the deer we were ready for lunch. The cafe was clean and spacious and my sandwich was delicious....More

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Visited the winter market again for the 3rd year. It gets bigger and better each year. get there early to get a good spot for parking as in poor weather, unless you are in a 4x4 you could get stuck. there was a large number...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous day at Holker hall and gardens, walked through the gardens first absolutely stunning the autumn colours absolutely made this visit for us. We then had the best lunch I have had for a long time. They did an offer with homemade...More

1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Holker is a fabulous house with the feel of a home. We had a great visit but didn't do the gardens because the weather was awful. Don't miss the cafe with a good range of light bites.

Thank nigelfirth
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Enjoyed wandering around Holker Hall which is well kept compared to other halls I've visited. The gardens are beautiful and well presented. They have a nice cafe onsite too, park, children's area and gift shop.

Thank SarahKC16
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon with 4 friends. Gardens very impressive even though it's now autumn. Look out for the topiary elephants! The food in the cafe was reasonably priced and delicious. Staff inside the Hall are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. A gorgeous place! Well...More

Thank elaineseville
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Really worth visiting. A fabulous house with good guides who gave you lots of information and made it very interesting. Beautiful gardens, slightly battered when I was there due to very high winds the week before, but it was a really lovely visit.

Thank Christine c
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7 February 2018|
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Response from Dagwoodbilly | Reviewed this property |
No it is not NT but it is HHA (Historic Houses Association) Hope this helps NB far better than the NT
4 June 2016|
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Response from zetani | Reviewed this property |
According to the Holker Hall website, dogs are allowed in to the Parkland at Holker Hall so long as they remain on a lead. Dogs (except Service Dogs) are not allowed in to the Gardens or the Hall.