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Lovely little market

Went here just for the winter market. £3 which was rightly priced. The stalls were well spaced out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Christmas market

Not a fan of Christmas markets especially at the start of November as they tend to be swamped with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“family home”(25 reviews)
“formal gardens”(17 reviews)
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...more
Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7PL, England
+44 15395 58328
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the house and gardens on a cold but sunny day. It was a bit early in the season for the garden and park to do themselves justice, as far as the plants were concerned, but the setting is superb, and it is easy to...More

3  Thank Snipenose
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 September 2014

My biggest regret of this year is going to the chill festival, what a complete waste of time and money. Garden festival great but this was hopeless, a few meagre stalls selling poor quality over priced chilli products, some really offensive bloke going round telling...More

5  Thank LakesChris
Holker H, Manager at Holker Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2014

We were sorry to read of your disappointment. Our first Chilli Fest had over 35 stalls - offering a variety of chilli related products - from all over the country, salsa dancing, live music, cookery demonstrations, magic displays and the appearance of Tony Ainsworth, better...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here just for the winter market. £3 which was rightly priced. The stalls were well spaced out and not too crowded either. There was a few stalls both food and gifts. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side and it started raining and most...More

Thank jessygeeee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a fan of Christmas markets especially at the start of November as they tend to be swamped with people and overcrowded. However Holker halls market was the opposite. Yes it was busy but stalls etc were well spaced so you weren’t on top of...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful house, we all really enjoyed walking around, and the fact that there aren't any ropes sectioning off the rooms is lovely. The garden is also beautiful, and again very much enjoyed. In our opinion though, we felt that the price is...More

Thank raer963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully balanced offering of stately home, gardens, shop, cafe, restaurant and parking. A perfectly splendid way to idle away a couple of hours. The owner was cheerful, the guides were magnificent and the whole place had a well-planned, friendly and accessible feel - like a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and was on the whole very interesting and enjoyable. The man on the ticket desk was very pleasant. I have to say Myra the lady on reception inside the hall itself could be a little bit more customer care user friendly. My teen...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Great place. Plenty of period furniture, lots of information. Beautiful gardens but an extra charge if you want to walk around them. Great cafe with tasty food. Gift shop and toilets. Ample carparking and its free so thats a bonus

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Holker Hall and Gardens on a quiet Saturday at the end of September. Not really busy and were fortunate to hear the first talk of the day to introduce us to the hall and to gain a better understanding of the history. This...More

Thank Geod2
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A brief unexpected downpour made spending our time inside the Hall a much better option than venturing outside in the splendid, famous Holker Hall gardens. How lovely to have the freedom to roam around this immaculately presented house without ropes, barriers or guides ... and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We walked around the hall, rooms are lovely can see it's still well used. It rained the day we went so didn't do the garden but the view from the windows was lovely

Thank Jojojameswood
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

On a break in the lake district my friend and I visited Holker Hall. We were welcomed by a lovely gentleman at the gate who took our payment and gave us directions. The formal gardens are beautiful and one of the gardeners willingly answered all...More

Thank pamelamay1
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Kirsty H
26 August 2018|
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Response from Dawn J | Reviewed this property |
Not in the gardens themselves - but dogs allowed in the parkland outside of the gardens
Abi G
25 February 2018|
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Response from raer963 | Reviewed this property |
If anyone is still after this info, the price was £12.50 for entry to Hall and Gardens as of October 2018!
7 February 2018|
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Response from karena3091 | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s not National Trust - still privately owned and a real joy