Lord and Lady Inglewood’s ancient house in the medieval Forest of Inglewood was originally built as a stronghold against the Scots. The house has evolved into an architectural puzzle with each generation leaving its mark both inside and outside.
The extensive gardens with topiary and terraces, a wild flower meadow and lake, lead round to the Walled Garden which is now the main flower garden.
On B5305, 2 miles north-west of J41/M6.
Penrith, CA11 9TH
Tel: 017684 84449
Gardens: Tulips and lilies, herbaceous borders, roses and fruit trees are a mass of colour and interest throughout the summer.
Cloisters Tearoom: enjoy delicious homemade food and picnics, served inside and out.
Annual events: Plant and Food Fair, Classic Cars in the Park, The Wanasee Music Festival and Potfest in the Park.
Interiors: original William Morris wallpapers; the magnificent Cupid Staircase; an eclectic collection of contemporary ceramics.
Dogs: are welcome.