Levens Hall and Gardens

Levens Hall and Gardens


Levens Hall, near Kendal, is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th Century pele tower, which was expanded and rebuilt towards the end of the 16th Century. Both the Hall and the gardens are open to the public.
image of the facade of levens hall, kendal, and the topiary garden
Levens Hall is the family home of the Bagots, whose family have been in continual ownership for over 400 years. It contains a collection of Jacobean furniture, fine paintings, the earliest English patchwork and many other beautiful objects.

image of the facade of levens hall near kendal

The world-famous award winning gardens were laid out in 1694. The topiary, beech hedges and colourful seasonal beds create a stunning visual impact.
The topiary garden has over 100 specimens including huge abstract shapes, pyramids and columns reminiscent of monstrous chess men. Levens Hall’s topiary is the oldest in the world and some shrubs are over 300 years old

image of topiary at Levens Hall near Kendal in Cumbria

Visitor Information

With a strong focus on fresh local produce, much sourced from Levens Hall Estate and the gardens themselves, Levens Kitchen is a fully licensed restaurant serving a wide selection, from coffee and cakes to a delicious, seasonally inspired menu.
There is also a gift shop, a plant centre and a children’s play area.
2021 Opening hours : 28 March – 07 October
House and Gardens: Sunday – Thursday (closed Fridays and Saturdays)
House: 10.00-17.00
Gardens: 10.00-1700
Levens Kitchen: Open everyday: 10.00-17.00
2021 Admission :
House and Gardens:
£14.50 (adult)
£5.00 (child)
£36.00 (family)
Gardens only:
£10.50 (adult)
£4.00 (child)
£26.00 (family)
Levens Hall, Kendal, LA8 0PD. Tel 015395 60321
Email : [email protected] Website : www.levenshall.co.uk
(Updated 09/07/2021)
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