We regret that with the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted in the Gardens, House, Bellingham Buttery or Gift Shop. If you are visiting Levens Hall & Gardens accompanied by your dog, you are most welcome to walk your dog, on a lead, in Levens Park, located opposite the house.
Responsibility for animal welfare remains solely with the owners, but we suggest that your car be parked in one of the ample shady places under the trees and leave a window open slightly. We provide water for dogs on hot days.
Visitors with disabilities are very welcome and our staff will help you with any requests they can during your visit. As Levens Hall was built in the 16th Century and because it contains narrow door openings and steps, access to the House is not possible for those in wheelchairs or using their mobility aids and baby buggies.
For those who can walk a short distance and climb stairs there are seats placed throughout the House.
All notices and information signs are on recommended coloured paper and type size and there is a large print version of the text of the guide book.
Levens Gardens, The Bellingham Buttery and The Potting Shed Gift Shop are all accessible. The Gardens have gravel paths and a map of recommended routes is available from the ticket kiosk. A manual operated wheelchair requiring a helper and an electric buggy are available from the ticket kiosk. The wheelchair is offered free of charge, the buggy costs £5 which is paid to Kendal Shopmobility. Both can be booked in advance and availability depends on demand.
A DVD runs in continual succession in the Bellingham Buttery enabling those who cannot access the House to see all the rooms on show to the public.
Special cutlery is available on request from the Bellingham Buttery.
There is a fully equipped disabled toilet with a low level alarm for emergencies.