Holker Estate, the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish, is a wonderful attraction for visitors to the Lake District. The stately Holker Hall and its gardens are open to the public, and there is a fantastic restaurant and gift shop on the premises. The estate also hosts the Cartmel Racecourse, a favourite amongst horse racing enthusiasts. An estate of rare class and elegance, Holker has recently been featured on the popular TV series Masterchef UK.
Address: Cark-in-Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands
Telephone: 015395 58328
Opening times: Holker Hall: Open between 1 April and 4 November, Sunday to Friday from 11am to 4pm. Holker Gardens: Open between 1 April and 4 November, Sunday to Friday from 10.30am to 5.30pm. The Gift Shop, Food Hall and Restaurant: Open between 4 February and 24 December, daily from 10.30am to 5.30pm (closing at 4pm in winter)
Admission: Hall and Gardens: £11.50 (Gardens only: £7.50; Hall only: £7). Children between the ages of 6 and 15 are admitted free of charge