Attraction in Penrith
Dalemain is a fine mixture of mediaeval, Tudor and early Georgian architecture. The imposing Georgian façade strikes the visitor immediately but in the cobbled courtyard the atmosphere of the north country Tudor manor is secure. The present owner’s family have lived at Dalemain since 1679 and have collected china, furniture and family portraits. Visitors can see the grand Drawing Rooms with 18th Century panelling, also the Nursery and Housekeeper’s Room. The Norman pele tower contains the regimental collection of the Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. The house is full of the paraphernalia of a well established family house which is still very much lived in by the family.
The 16th Century Great Barn holds a collection of agricultural bygones and a Fell Pony Museum. Do not miss Mrs Mouse’s house on the back stairs or the Nursery with toys from all ages. Something of interest for all the family.
Months Open: 1st April – 28th October 2007; Sunday – Thursday
Gardens, Gift Shop & Tearoom 10.30am – 5.00pm
House 11.15am – 4pm
Discount for Groups: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: House & Garden £6.50
Garden only: £4.50
Accompanied children under 16: Free
Catering: Tea Room & Licensed Restaurant in the Medieval Hall
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