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Unique 17th century historic topiary garden and 16th house

The garden is a unique surviving 17th century topiary garden with ancient clipped yew and box above... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robertscargill
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St Germans , Cornwall
my new favourite garden

Having had Levens Hall on my list of must see gardens for many years now, I was so pleased to... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
SarahD2020
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Levens Hall is a stunning family home with exceptional Elizabethan interiors and the finest furniture, clocks and paintings. Explore the fascinating artefacts linking the Hall to the Duke of Wellington, marvel at the world's largest and oldest...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Levens Hall Levens Hall, Kendal LA8 0PD, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Main purpose of visit to see the gardens and topiary. Outstanding topiary, in need of its August trim. Flower gardens in general underwhelming. The hall itself was amazing. Lots of staff available plus information sheets. Never seen leather 'wallpaper' before, in remarkable condition. Lots of...More

5  Thank poggy11
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A lovely building, but you are only allowed access to quite a small part of the hall. Gardens are excellent, especially if you like topiary. A bit expensive as only rather limited areas of the house are available to view.More

5  Thank pbramham
rbagot12, Owner at Levens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Despite the inaccurate information shown in this review, Tripadvisor in their infinite wisdom decided not to take it down. The whole of the Elizabethan part of the house is open to the public, along with the cafe below it. The much younger south wing was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden is a unique surviving 17th century topiary garden with ancient clipped yew and box above a tapestry of colourful plants. The house has a wonderful collection of furniture from the 16 and 17th Century and also replica musical instruments including a Clavichord and...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Having had Levens Hall on my list of must see gardens for many years now, I was so pleased to finally visit. The topiary for which it is famous, is so fascinating and adds such a unique twist to a garden. Beautifully kept and under...More

1  Thank SarahD2020
LevensHall, General Manager at Levens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so pleased to end the 2018 season with such an excellent review! Thank you very much indeed, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Levens Hall so much. The House and Gardens reopen on 7 April 2019, whilst the new...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

During our tour of the UK we stayed in the Lake District of England. While we were there we took a private tour of Levens Hall. Enjoyed learning about the history of this manor home. Loved seeing the antiques and the private photos to see...More

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LevensHall, General Manager at Levens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Such a nice hotel in amazing surroundings. The staff were very friendly and attentive on arrival. Ordered the rump steak and also a prawn salad both of which were very nice. Couldn't fault the nights stay along with top of the range facilities

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LevensHall, General Manager at Levens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks very much for the review but unfortunately you've written it on the wrong page. We are a historic house and gardens, not a hotel. Perhaps you are referring to The Villa at Levens, which is just down the road from Levens Hall and Gardens?

Reviewed 24 September 2018

We found the gardens beautiful and had it not been for the rain starting might have spent longer looking around them. The house was very interesting and there was a lot of printed information in each of the rooms. However, I think it would benefit...More

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LevensHall, General Manager at Levens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thanks for your comments. What a pity it didn't stay dry when you visited but we are glad that you enjoyed it nonetheless. We do offer a complimentary "Meet the Gardener" talk at 2pm Monday to Thursday. We also offer private guided tours of the...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

This was our first visit and we were previously aware of the famous topiary but didn't expect to find that the hall itself would also be amazing. The house both inside and outside is almost completely unchanged since Elizabethan times. In particular the wood carving...More

1  Thank LichfieldBoy
LevensHall, General Manager at Levens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you very much for your great view and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We realise the limitations of our current café facility and the need to improve the space, hence the construction of the fantastic new Levens Kitchen you will...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Having longed to visit Levens for a while we finally made it, the gardens are delightful, the glorious topiary were under planted with colours of purple & yellow ( September ) it made for a beautiful show. Although we thought just on £20- for gardens...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Great topiary and gardens. The house is interesting and well interpreted. It would be nice to see more rooms. No photographs in the house.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon here. The house is extremely interesting and very well preserved. The gardens and extensive topiary are amazing. Nice little cafe with lots of homemade cakes etc. However a new purpose built cafe/restaurant is under construction and it looks very exciting....More

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LevensHall, General Manager at Levens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks very much for your great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much, and hope you will come back again soon to sample the delights of the new restaurant.

Reviewed 7 September 2018

My wife and I visited here again for the second time. First you arrive to be greeted by chickens in the car park. The gardens are fantastic and a pleasure to walk around on a nice day. The house is worth a visit, but a...More

Thank SLeeH
LevensHall, General Manager at Levens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you very much for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. To clarify, the admission price of £13.90 is for an adult entry to both the House and Gardens, not just the House. We feel it represents excellent value...More

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ChristabellaJoey
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Response from LevensHall | Property representative |
Hi We don't allow dogs (other than assistance dogs) in the grounds of Levens Hall. However, in the car park you will find plenty of shaded areas to park and drinking water for dogs. There's a lovely walk on marked... More
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Baild
15 April 2018|
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Response from LevensHall | Property representative |
Levens Park is completely free to visit and you can walk up either side of the river on footpaths.
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Foreversorted F
11 September 2017|
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You can buy tickets anytime you like online. They don't need to be printed and so showing them to our ticket kiosk attendant on your phone is totally fine. We look forward to seeing you soon
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