Lord and Lady Inglewood’s ancient house in the medieval Forest of Inglewood was originally built as a stronghold against the Scots. Their family has lived at Hutton for over 400 years and the house has evolved through centuries of change 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. Tulips and lilies, herbaceous borders, roses and fruit trees are a mass of colour and interest throughout the summer.
Penrith, CA11 9TH
Tel: 017684 84449 www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk
House: 3 Apr – 6 Oct, 11.30am – 4pm Wed, Thur, Sun & Bank Holiday Mons.
Cloisters Tea Room: 10am – 4.30pm when the House is open.
Gardens, Grounds & Woodland Walk: 31 Mar – 31 Oct, 10am – 5pm daily except Sats.
2 miles north-west of J41/M6 on B5305.