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Askham Hall Gardens

Askham Hall Gardens

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Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.

Gardens
Askham Hall Gardens are a must visit! The 12 acres are full of stunning features, including colourful terraces and 230ft long double herbaceous borders, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodland, meadows and ponds. Take in the impressive views down to the River Lowther and enjoy the secluded spots and peaceful corners of the garden. You can also buy plants to take home. All the produce we grow and rear at Askham Hall is used in our café, pub and restaurant.

Kitchen Garden Café
Visit our lovely café for morning coffee, a light lunch or tea and cake. You can relax in front of our log burning stove or enjoy the sunshine in our secluded garden. During spring and summer (peak times only) you can enjoy a pizza from our wood-fired oven and our homemade icecreams.

Animals and children's play area
Askham Hall is home to rare-breed pigs and goats, free range chickens and ducks - many of which you can see from our animal viewing and children's play area.

Nearby walks and outdoor activities
Askham Hall café is a perfect base for walking, running, cycling and other outdoor activities and sports. Routes take you across fields, through woodland, along rivers and up fells.

Information
Guided group tours by arrangement.
Free parking.
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs in the garden.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcome

Our animal viewing area and secret wooded garden trails makes it great for kids. Please note that the restaurant is open in the evening and not all of the facilities are available there, some are only applicable to the cafe.

Opening details

The gardens and cafe are open in 2016 as follows:
Fridays - Sundays 11:00am to 16:00 from the 4th of March
Monday - Sunday 10:00 to 17:00 from the 25th of March to the 5th of May
Monday - Sunday (excluding Saturdays) until the 30th of October
Fridays - Sundays 11:00 to 16:00 until 4th December then closed until March 2017

Prices

Admission to gardens and animals: £4 for adults, accompanied children under 12 free entry.
You do not need to pay garden entry to visit the café.

Contact

Askham Hall & Gardens

01931 712 350

Address

Askham,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA10 2PF

Location

Directions

Plan route to Askham Hall using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 514237  Lat: 54.60612 Long: -2.75388

Just three miles from junction 40 of the M6 and Penrith in Askham village - turn off the A6 (just after you cross over the motorway) towards Askham passing the front of Lowther Castle and after the cattle grid Lowther Church will be on your right. Continue over the bridge and Askham Hall restaurant entrance is the first on your right signposted 'Private'.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Our animal viewing area and secret wooded garden trails makes it great for kids. Please note that the restaurant is open in the evening and not all of the facilities are available there, some are only applicable to the cafe.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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