Fodor's Expert Review Holker Hall

Cartmel Historic Home

The red sandstone towers of Holker Hall rise above elegant English gardens. The Cavendish family still lives in the house, which has a fine cantilevered staircase and a library with more than 3,000 books; much of the house was rebuilt in Elizabethan style after an 1871 fire. Topiaries, a labyrinth, and an enormous lime tree are the highlights of the 25 acres of gardens. The three-day Holker Festival in early June celebrates the gardens and local culture and food.

Historic Home

Quick Facts

Off A5278
Cark, Cumbria  LA11 7PL, England


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: House and gardens £12; gardens only £8, Closed Sat. and Nov.–Feb.

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