Holker Hall & Gardens
Holker Hall is to this day at the heart of a working estate and serves as the family home to the Cavendish family, who have lived in the house for over 400 years.
A tour through the west wing of the building, rebuilt in the late nineteenth after a devastating fire in 1871, takes you through a number of grand rooms, including the library, home to an impressive collection of over 3000 books. Other rooms include the Gallery, the Drawing Room and the Billiards Room, which features paintings by a number of important artists such as Reynolds. There are also a number of impressive bedrooms including the Duke’s Bedroom and the Queen Mary Room, named after the wife to King George V, who stayed at Holker Hall in 1937, which to this day remains as it was during her stay.
Outside there are 25-acres of formal gardens, with rare species of plant, including Styracaceae, and a 400-year-old lime tree. You will also find a labyrinth with slate monoliths, fountains, statues, and a rose garden. There are also and some 200 acres of natural parkland; with stunning views created by Lord George Cavendish in the late 18th century, who carefully planned and conceived the look he wanted to achieve.
In the courtyard of the estate you will find the Food Hall, where you can buy produce reared on the estate including venison and salt march lamb, as well as an array of local beers, jams, preserves, relishes and chutneys.
The estate hosts a number of events throughout the year including open air concerts, theatre performances, food festivals and artisan markets. There’s lots to do and to keep the little ones busy there’s even an adventure playground.
NEW Annual Pass Ticket – £18 per person – unlimited entrance to the Hall & Gardens throughout the 2019 season.
Hall, Gardens & Parkland – £13.00 per person
Gardens & Parkland – £9.00 per person
Hall Only – £8.50 per person
Children go free with accompanying adult.
March to November, Wednesday to Sunday (inc Bank Holidays)
Holker Hall & Gardens,
Tel: 015395 58328
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