Dalemain Historic House and Gardens is situated not far from Lake Ullswater on the north side towards Penrith. `Manor of the Valley' is the meaning of the name `Dalemain' and it describes the settlement brilliantly. It is situated in the valley with fields and woodlands surrounding it from all sides, with parkland surrounding the initial perimeter and Lakeland fells seen in the backdrop. The same family has had this beautiful place as their home since 1679 with initial evidence of this first being a settlement from Saxon times followed by further buildings being constructed during the reign of Henry II as well as during the 14th and 16th Century, resulting in this residence being full of history.
In the grounds of the Dalemain estate, there is the Deer Park and Dacre Castle as well as a Medieval Hall Tearoom which can be found behind the main house. Here is where you can find some freshly home cooked food and during the winter period you can sit next to the lovely burning log fire in this great room full of history.
Tours around the mansion and garden can be taken here as well as many walks around the estate building up an appetite before eating in the amazing medieval hall tea room. In the courtyard behind the mansion you can find the great barn which was built in the 1500's, here is where you can find an agricultural and fell pony museum, a perfect place to learn a little bit more of the history surrounding this amazing place.