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Festival, Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Music Festival Weekend

Music Festival Weekend


We are looking forward to hosting a special weekend of concerts in February 2019, bringing together internationally acclaimed
musicians from Germany and the UK in a rich programme of chamber music.

The award-winning Askham Hall is a 13th century stately home turned restaurant with rooms close to Lake Ullswater. This year, we will be hosting the concerts in Bank Barn, our beautiful 18th century oak-beamed barn on site at Askham Hall. This lovely building is excellently heated, benefits from a bar for drinks before the concerts and has great acoustics. Following each concert there will be a special meal at Askham Hall, where Richard Swale will be running the show, using the best of Askham Hall’s produce.

Friday 22 February
Bank Barn, 7pm
Poulenc Cello Sonata
Honegger Sonatina for Violin and Cello
Enescu Violin Sonata No.3
Askham Hall, 9pm onwards
A light dinner.

Saturday 23 February
Bank Barn, 5pm
Haydn Piano Trio in F sharp minor
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat major
Askham Hall, 7pm onwards
Feast-style dinner followed by a special
late night performance of salon music in
the Front Hall.

Sunday 24 February
Bank Barn, 5pm
Brahms Three Intermezzi Op.117
Brahms Piano Trio in B major Op.8
Askham Hall, 7pm onwards
A special set menu where guests will be able
to meet the musicians.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019


Concert tickets:
£18 per concert,
£45 for all 3
Dinner bookings:
Please ring to enquire;
limited space.


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

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.


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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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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


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


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


  • 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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