Get in touch - Holker Hall

Our Address

Holker Estate
LA11 7PL
(OS Grid Reference - 355775)

Travel Times

Barrow-in-Furness: 30 mins
Kendal: 25 mins
Penrith: 55 mins
Carlisle: 1 hour 20 mins
Skipton: 1 hour 20 mins
Leeds: 2 hours
Manchester: 1 hour 30 mins
Preston: 1 hour 5 mins
Lancaster: 45 mins


General Enquires: 015395 58328
Cafe: 015395 53907
Food Hall: 015395 59084
Gift Shop: 015395 53909

Get in touch

We are always happy to hear your comments about the visitor experience and how we can improve on what we currently offer. If you would like to get in touch, please contact us either by telephone on 015395 58328 or by email:

How to find us

Travelling by Car:

There is ample free car parking close to all the property's facilities.  Pre-booked coach parking is also free.

Holker Hall and Gardens are approximately 5 miles south of the A590, the main road running from Kendal to Barrow-in-Furness.

If travelling from the M6 (north or south), leave at J36 and head west along the A590.  Follow the brown signs through Grange-over-Sands, Flookburgh and Cark.  We are about 1 mile beyond the village of Cark.

If travelling from the central Lake District, follow the A592 south to Newby Bridge, turn right on to the A590 and then turn left on to the B5278 at Haverthwaite.  We are about 5 miles south of Haverthwaite.

If travelling from West Cumbria, follow the A595 south to Grizebeck, then the A5092 link to the A590.  Follow the A590 east for 3 miles, turning right on to the B5278 at Haverthwaite.  We are about 5 miles south of Haverthwaite.

If you are using a GPS System, our postcode is LA11 7PL.

Travelling by Rail:

The nearest railway station to Holker Hall and Gardens is Cark-in-Cartmel which is a 15 minute walk away.  There are regular trains running to Cark-in-Cartmel via the Manchester/Manchester Airport line to Barrow-in-Furness (slightly less frequent services on Sundays and Bank Holidays).  These services are operated by First TransPennine Express and Northern Trains.  Connections from other parts of the country may be made via Carnforth.

To plan your journey, please visit or telephone 08457 48 49 50.

Timetables may be downloaded at

Travelling by Bus:

The 532 Grange Circular service operated by Travellers Choice, connects Grange-over-Sands with Cark, our nearest village.  Unfortunately, this service does not run on Sundays or Bank Holidays.  From Cark, it is a 15 minute walk to Holker Hall and Gardens.

To connect with this local service, Grange-over-Sands may be reached by the X6 from Kendal or Barrow-in-Furness.

Travelling by Cycle:

Holker Hall and Gardens are close to Route 72 on the National Cycle Network.  For details, visit  Cycles are readily accommodated on the First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail services to our nearest railway station, Cark-in-Cartmel (please see separate section on "Travelling by Train" above).  Cycle racks are situated in our main car park.

Travelling on Foot:

Holker Hall and Gardens lie just of the Cumbria Coastal Way and the Cistercian Way, and are approximately 5 miles west of Grange-over-Sands.

By Air:

Holker Hall and Gardens may be reached from Manchester Airport by train in about 3 hours.  For details, please see separate section on "Travelling by Train" above.   London is approximately 3.5 hours away (depart from London Euston and change at Lancaster or Preston).  For further details, visit  or telephone the Traveline on 08457 48 49 50.