The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale is conveniently located for visiting Historic Houses in the southern Lake District such as Holker Hall, Levens Hall and Blackwell Grange.

Holker Hall is set in 25 acres of romantic formal & woodland gardens and ancient parkland, with the famous herd of Menil fallow deer.  The fascinating house hasn’t changed hands in it’s 400 year history.  Holker has its own cafe, gift shop and food hall.

Levens Hall is a stunning Elizabethan House which contains a collection of Jacobean furniture, fine paintings, the earliest English patchwork.  The world-famous award winning gardens were laid out in 1694. The topiary, beeech hedges and colourful seasonal beds create a stunning visual impact. The topiary garden has huge abstract shapes, pyramids and columns reminiscent of monstrous chess men.

Blackwell Grange is one of England’s most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century and is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture, with most of the original decorative interiors still intact.

You can discover these and other unique houses set in Cumbria’s magnificent landscape at Lake District Historic Houses & Gardens here Read more ……..


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