THE LAKE DISTRICT  •  CUMBRIA
Opening Times & Ticket Prices
2017 Season: 9 April - 5 October.
Open Sundays to Thursdays
(Closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the Season, except for Special Events)
The Gardens
10am - 5pm
The House
Open 12 noon - 4pm
The House will close promptly at 4pm
Admission
House & Gardens:
Adult £13.50
Child (aged 5-16) £5.00
Family £35.00 (2 Adults + 3 Children)
Gardens Only:
Adult £9.90
Child (aged 5-16) £4.00
Family £25.00 (2 Adults + 3 Children)
Free admission to the Gift Shop and Bellingham Buttery.
The Great Hall
THE GREAT HALL

The Great Hall is dominated by the Coat of Arms of Elizabeth I above the fireplace. The ornate plasterwork incorporates the stag and the bugle from the arms of the Bellingham family who created the Elizabethan residence we see today.

The snaphaunce pistols over the fireplace are dated 1601 and belonged to James Bellingham. They are the earliest English-made pair in the country, another similar pair can be found in Venice. The armour belongs to the Civil War period and was found and restored by Mr and Mrs Greville Howard in 1811. The crimson velvet Arabian saddle, which has recently been restored, belonged to the Egyptian ruler, Elphi Bey and was given to Napoleon during the Egyptian campaign (1798-1801).

There are a number of fine paintings including a portrait of Anne of Hungary by Sir Peter Paul Rubens and The Holy Family by Pieter Koeck van Aelst. Other objects of note include a harpsichord made by Robin Bagot and a fine George I burr walnut longcase clock made by George Graham in 1735.

Did you know?
Some of the trees and bushes are three hundred years old and the layout of this garden has changed little since their planting and initial training in the 1690s.