Adjacent to the 12th Century de Boyville stronghold, Kirklinton Hall is said to have been built from its stone. Begun in the 1670’s, extended in the 1870’s and ruined in the 1970’s, the Hall has been a Restoration Great House, an RAF base, a school, a gangsters’ gambling den and worse. Walk in the footsteps of Norman Knights, Cavalier Commanders, Victorian Plutocrats and the Kray twins.
Now, Kirklinton Hall and its Gardens are being restored by the Boyle family to its former glory, a painstaking and fascinating process. It is also the official home of SlowFood Cumbria and is available for weddings and hosts events including various music festivals and opera.
1 Apr – 30 Sept.
Sun & weekdays 12 – 5pm
£4 per adult, £1 per child under 16. Season ticket, Historic Houses Association & MyCumbria cardholders go free.
6 miles NE of Carlisle (M6 Junction 44). Turn right off A7 at Blackford to ‘Kirklinton’; Off A6071 at Cliff, follow brown signs.