Introduction

Holker Estate is a busy and diverse estate, covering some 17,000 acres of beautiful countryside in England’s South Lakeland. The Estate is home to the Cavendish family for whom conservation of the historical Holker Hall, its land and wildlife remains imperative, not just for themselves and future generations of their family, but for the thousands of visitors that the Holker Estate attracts each year.

Surrounding Holker Hall are 200 acres of parkland which forms part of the Registered Park and Garden and is grazed by a herd of fallow deer.  Holker is a member of the British Deer Farms and Parks Association and has recently started supplying Dovecote Park with the venison from the park deer. 

Many of the buildings and structures on the Estate are listed or designated Scheduled Ancient Monuments, and over one third of the Estate has some form of environmental designation, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and National Nature Reserves. Working in conjunction with national bodies, the Estate can effectively manage these areas to protect the habitats that support the many rare plant species and abundant wildlife.

HOLKER GROUP BUSINESSES

Cartmel Racecourse

Burlington Stone

Burlington Aggregates

Longlands

Old Park Wood

Corrie & Co

Devonshire Buildings

Holbeck Homes

 

OPENING TIMES

 

 

2021 Season

October:
Wed-Sun, 10.30am-5pm - Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall
Wed-Fri, 11am-4pm - Pre-booked Guided Tours of the Hall

November:
Fri-Sun, 10.30am-5pm - Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall
Please note the Hall & Gardens will be closed during this time

Christmas Opening:
Hall, Gardens (first two formal sections), Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall
26th, 27th & 28th November
1st-5th December
8th-12th December
15th-19th December

 

 

Dates and Times

Café / Gardens / Gift Shop / Food Hall – Wednesday-Sunday, 10.30am - 5pm

Hall – Wednesday-Friday, 11am – 4pm

Please note that the Hall will be running pre-booked guided tours on the hour. Tickets need to be booked no later than 24 hours in advance of your visit. Click here to book your tickets.  

Garden tickets will not be refunded on account of bad weather.