Levens Hall Houses
The Topiary Gardens at Levens are world-famous in their own right, and are a must for any visitor to the English Lake District. When Col. Grahme, who had held the office of Privy Purse to King James II, came back to Levens in 1688 upon the abdication of the King, he brought with him the gardener Monsieur Guillaume Beaumont, who had been trained under Le Ntre at Versailles and who had laid out the gardens at Hampton Court.
Under the magnificent topiary, depending on the time of your visit, you will find colourful Spring or Summer bedding. There is also a rose garden, a nuttery, fine herbaceous borders, and a fountain garden laid out with pleached limes in 1994 to celebrate 300 years of the Gardens at Levens.
Throughout the house there are beautiful paintings, family memorabilia (connections with both the 1st Duke of Wellington and Nelson) and the earliest English Patchwork (1708).
Levens Hall is well known for its various tales of ghostly happenings although visitors will most likely sense the warm and welcoming family atmosphere.
On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays during the season, a 6" scale (half size) Traction Engine "Little Gem" provides visitor rides round the grounds, whilst "Bertha", a Fowler Showman's Road Locomotive, a 1902 Locke Steam Car, and a 1925 Foden Steam Wagon are in steam (subject to availability).
Levens Hall and Gardens are open Sundays to Thursdays from 2 April to 12 October.
The Gardens, Gift Shop and Bellingham Buttery open at 10. 00am.
The House opens at 12 noon.
Last entries are at 4. 30pm. House and Gardens close at 5. 00pm.
Levens Hall and Gardens are closed Fridays and Saturdays. .
AddressLevens, Levens, Cumbria, LA8 0PD
Opening times10am - 5pm
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