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Holker Hall & Gardens

Large and venerable family garden with great variety.

  • 4.6

  • from 1166 Google reviews

Holker Hall & Gardens
Holker Hall & Gardens

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About the garden

Steeped in history yet always evolving, the award-winning gardens at Holker Hall are a must-see if you’re visiting this part of the Northwest – just a short drive from the central Lake District.

There are 23 acres of gardens to explore, with walks like The Cavendish designed to showcase the highlights – from fountains and topiary to evergreens and wildflower meadows. Stand beneath the 400-year-old Great Lime before wandering round the curious Holker Labyrinth. Along with a huge variety of flowers and exotic plants, the gardens are also famous for their beautiful collection of rare Styracaceae.

Each generation of the Cavendish family has left its mark on Holker Hall and Gardens, with the estate never having been bought or sold. Go on a tour of the house before enjoying views of Cumbria’s landscape from the Courtyard Café. You can pick up books on the gardens as well as seasonal plants in the gift shop.

Opening times

March - November Wednesday - Sunday 10.30AM - 5.00PM

Useful details

Garden area

23 Acres

Dog walking

undefined Yes - on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - you can lock up your bike at Holker Hall & Gardens.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Yes - ask at the kiosk on arrival or ring 015395 58328 in advance of your visit.

Cumbria, LA11 7PL

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Holker Hall & Gardens
LA11 7PL
Sat Nav Postcode
LA11 7PL
Public Transport
Yes - Cark Train Station is a 15 minute walk from the Hall & Gardens.
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 1166 Google reviews

Rennie Schafer

4 months ago


Beautiful house to visit where you can wander at your hearts content with no barriers or roped off area. Only the new 1800s section open as family live in old wing. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. The gardens are stunning. Very dog friendly with dogs allowed in gardens, cafe shop, everywhere but the house itself.

Sarah Bullock

3 months ago


We really enjoyed our visit, the gardens were lovely lots to see, paths were accessible limited steps and lots of places to sit. Dogs are allowed everywhere in the gardens on a short lead and in the cafe inside and out. Cafe food was expensive but really good quality. The menu also gave gluten free options.

Nigel Sarjeant

3 months ago


What a find, absolutely fantastic! Informative guides all the way particularly Janet who nothing was too much trouble and very well informed. Garden walk after the the house and a bite to eat in the the restaurant on site too. Cost reasonable, all in all great day. Thank you.

Chris (Just Roamin')

4 months ago


This house has a beautifully maintained 19th Century interior with some lovely fixtures and fittings. It also has a beautiful, prize-winning garden, which is delightful in summer when we saw it. The added bonus is a very nice tea room.

Barbara Whitehead

8 months ago


Beautiful house. We had a knowledgeable guide which made it all the more interesting. The gardens are simply gorgeous, breath taking.

Contact the garden

01539 558328

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