Swarthmoor Hall

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Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston,
Cumbria, LA12 0JQ

01229 583204


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2018-01-26 00:44:57

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Gardens open all year in daylight hours House open 9th Mar to 30th Oct 2015, Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm,Sundays 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

By appointment

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring bulbs including crocus meadow (late Feb - early March); Wildflower meadow (spring - early summer); meadow maze (July - September)

To see:
Admission Prices

No charge for admission to gardens
Admission to house as follows:
Adults: £6 per person or £6.60 with Gift Aid
Children: £4 per person or £4.40 with Gift Aid
Children under 5: Free
Please note tickets include an audio tour

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Annual plant sale. Lunches Groups only.

Garden Features & Events

Throughout the year we run special events - from our Annual Plant Sale in May to a Teddy Bears' Picnic in July. Residential events range include a Transformative Writing retreat and short courses on Quaker history. See website or phone 01229 583204 for more details

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Accommodation is available on site


Natterjacks, Ulverston

Inns & Pubs:
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Ulverston, South Lakeland, Furness Penninsular

Description of Garden

Our gardens and grounds are set in 130 acres of farmland with views to neighbouring fells and the distinctive 'Hoad Monument' above the town of Ulverston. They are beautiful, peaceful and varied. They encompass formal gardens, including a quiet garden which has been developed as a place for meditation, reflection and outdoor Quaker worship. We are continually developing our gardens. A new courtyard garden features a Living Quilt, a copy of a quilt on one of the beds in the historic rooms.

16th century country house close to the bustling market town of Ulverston with its cafes and independent shops. Tranquil setting and home of the first Quakers. A writer comments: Swarthmoor Hall has all the elements of a great screenplay: love, conflict, conviction and passion. There are six historic rooms to view with a fine selection of 17th century furniture, textiles and ceramics, as well as items associated with early Quaker history.
Younger visitors can enjoy our horrid history tour or seek and find game.
Tour guides available by appointment for bigger groups.

History Of Garden

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