Opening Times

We are open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Café, Gardens, Gift Shop, Food Hall Hall
Wed - Sun 10:00am - 5pm 11:00am - 4pm

Visit

Welcome to our 2024 season at Holker Hall and Gardens.

Hours

We are open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

 

Café, Gardens, Gift Shop, Food Hall Hall
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm 11am – 4pm

For Group bookings, please contact the office on either info@holker.co.uk or 015395 58328

Admissions

We are an RHS partner garden and a member of Historic Houses. We are delighted to welcome members of these organisations upon production of their membership card – there is no need to book in advance.

 

Hall & Gardens Gardens
Adult £14.95pp £10.95pp
Children U12 years Free
2024 Seasonal Membership £38.50 – Unlimited access for 1 person for full season

Ticket Plans

The 2023 season will run until 30th October.

Season Ticket

£38.50
1 person / year

£60
2 people / year

A Season Ticket represents excellent value for money, with unlimited access to the Hall and Gardens during normal opening hours.

Access to 25 acres of National Award Winning Gardens and the beautiful Deer Park (March-October)

10% discount in the Courtyard Café and Holker Gift Shop

20% discount on Hall & Gardens tickets for family and friends when accompanied by you.

10% discount on meals from our Pop-up-Pub, The Bess & Barrel (Saturday’s during July & August)

10% discount in A Day’s Walk (Foodhall)

Free entry to Spring Fair (29th & 30th April)

Free entry to the Winter Market (3rd, 4th & 5th November)

Free entry to the Hall during our Christmas opening

Annual Pass

£24.50
1 person / year

An Annual Pass gives you unlimited access to the Hall and Gardens during normal opening hours with the exception of dates when we are holding special events.

Access to 25 acres of National Award Winning Gardens and the beautiful Deer Park (March-October)

Handy Information

Purchase Tickets

There is no need to pre-book tickets for your visit to the Hall & Gardens – just come along and pay at the kiosk when you arrive.  Advance tickets for our special events can be purchased here. 

Cashless Payments

We accept both cash and cashless payments across the site.

Dogs Welcome

We kindly ask that visiting dogs are kept on leads at all times. Please also ‘pick up’ after them and make use of the bins provided throughout the Estate. Our #HolkerHounds talent spotters might just make yours the star of our weekly feature on Social Media.

Wayfinding

Our knowledgeable Hosts and Guides are always at hand to advise. Guidebooks will provide a wider and more in-depth history of Holker. For adventurers who wish to discover the Holker Estate for themselves, our property map suggests various walks and points of interest. 

Etiquette

Please do not pick our flowers. Feel free to picnic on the lawns. Our Café sells delicious snacks, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drink. Feel free to bring your yoga mat but please don’t play music or ball games. Smoking is not permitted in any food areas or inside the property buildings. Please do not ride your bicycles in the Park, Gardens or the Café Courtyard. 

Resident Animals

As you enter Holker, Fallow Deer can be seen grazing across the grounds towards Morecambe Bay. By the Fountain you are likely to encounter our beautiful East Indian Cayuga ducks. You may also meet various friendly dogs belonging to any one of the home team here. 

Accessibility

Externally, the Grounds are accessible to all. A series of ramps run the entire length of the Elliptical Garden and the Estate is landscaped with smooth pathways. Our property map will guide you to these. Wheelchair access to the Hall is limited to the ground floor only. 

Group Visits

As well as discounted Hall & Gardens admission, we offer a variety of group benefits with competitive rates for groups of 12 or more and further incentives for drivers and group organisers.

These include: 

  • Reduced admission rates 
  • Flexible pre-planned and personalised itineraries 
  • Free parking with dedicated coach parking area 
  • Personal welcome by a member of the Holker team, who will board the coach to welcome you, plus issue your tickets and leafletsarrival 
  • Free entry and courtyard cafe voucher for coach drivers 

Please contact us on 015395 58328 or email info@holker.co.uk for any further information or to book. 

Accessibility

There is wheelchair access throughout the site with the exception of the first floor of the Hall. The full Hall can be experienced via the Holker Hall App. Entry to the Hall is available to wheelchair users with any ticket.

We offer free admission to accompanying essential carers on production of any of the following: an attendance allowance letter, a Carers’ allowance letter of award, a disability living allowance letter or proof of personal independence Payments – please do get in touch if you have any questions at all.

 

Facilities

  • Designated parking is available for Blue Badge holders, centrally located to all facilities. 
  • Disabled Toilets are located within the Courtyard Café complex and are signposted. 
  • Tours can be tailor made, by prior arrangement, for the hearing and sight impaired and for disabled visitors. 

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome in the Hall, Gardens & Parkland (on leads), Shops and Café.

For further information, please telephone the Visitor Services Department on 015395 58328.

Directions

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

Travelling by car

  • 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 approximately 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 approximately 5 miles south of Haverthwaite. Post code for SATNAV is LA11 7PL.

Travelling by train

  • The nearest railway station to Holker Hall and Gardens is Cark-in-Cartmel which is a 15- minute walk away. Alternatively, Oxenholme near Kendal is on the West Coast mainline and is a 40 min drive from Holker. 
  • To plan your journey, please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Holker Hall & Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall & Gift Shop are open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

The gates open at 10.30am and close again at 5pm for the Gardens, Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop. The Hall is open from 11am to 4pm.

Yes tickets can be purchased via the link on our Home, Visit or What’s On pages.

Dogs are welcome but we kindly ask that they are kept on a lead at all times.

Please also ‘pick up’ after them and make use of the bins provided throughout the Estate.

Our #HolkerHounds talent spotters might just make yours the star of our weekly feature on Social Media, or our annual Holker Hounds Calendar.

There is wheelchair access throughout the site with the exception of the first floor of the Hall. The full Hall can be experienced via the Holker Hall App.

We also offer free admission to accompanying essential carers. 

Feel free to picnic on the lawns or around the grounds.

Picnics are not permitted inside the hall or the Courtyard Cafe.

Our team will assist in any way they can to help you during your visit. There is wheelchair access throughout the site with the exception of the first floor of the hall. The full Hall can be experienced via the Holker Hall App. We have accessible paths throughout the gardens and you are welcome to bring your own buggy or wheelchair.

For further information, please telephone the Visitor Services Department on 015395 58328.