Holker Estate
Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, South Lakes

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Holker Estate with the imposing Holker Hall and the Lakeland Motor Museum near Grange-over-Sands offer a complete family day out. The stately home and gardens are magnificent, and the museum is a haven for motor enthusiasts of all ages. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside this is the perfect place to visit whatever the weather.

Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.

Holker is a Norse word, which can be translated as 'a rising in marshy land'. The earliest records of a house on the present site date back to the beginning of the16th century. The Estate has never been sold but passed, by inheritance, through the family line, with each generation leaving its impression on both the gardens and Hall. Despite its grand scale, this handsome rose coloured neo-Elizabethan mansion and its Gardens provide a soft and gentle contrast to the ruggedness of the Lakeland countryside to the north. The record reveals that Lord Cavendish's ancestors felt that for them Holker was more desirable, more favoured by Providence and more enhanced with natural beauty than any other place on earth.

Holker Estate is also home to the Lakeland Motor Museum. There are over 150 cars, motorcycles, tractors, cycles and engines plus rare motoring automobilia. There is the Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition featuring the exploits of Sir Malcolm Campbell and his son Donald Campbell who captured 21 world speed records for Great Britain. Highlights include full size replicas of the Bluebird car that...


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Holker Estate
Holker Hall and Gardens
LA11 7PL
015395 58328

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