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A beautiful house, set in woods which were once part of the medieval forest of Inglewood, belonging to the Inglewood family since 1605. The house consists of a 14th-century pele tower with later additions, and contains a fine collection of furniture, portraits, tapestries and china, a 17th-century gallery and cupid staircase. The walled garden has a large collection of herbaceous plants, and there are 19th-century topiary terraces, a 17th-century dovecote and a woodland walk with impressive specimen trees. Special events include a plant and food fair in May, open-air Shakespeare in June and vintage cars in July. See website for details.

SKELTON,Penrith,CA11 9TH
Phone : 017684 84449


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Gardens open Apr-Oct, daily (ex Sat) 11-5. House 17 Apr-20 Oct, Wed-Thu, Sun & BH Mon 12.30-4

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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