Mirehouse and Gardens

Mirehouse is a “Manor from Heaven” according to Melvyn Bragg.

Set in stunning landscape between mountainside and Bassenthwaite Lake, the gardens include a tranquil walled garden planted for bees, a terraced Poetry Walk and woodland playgrounds.

The house has a wealth of unique literary connections – over the years the Spedding family has had close links with Tennyson, Southey and Thomas Carlyle. As visitors wander through this living family home, they enjoy a relaxed welcome, live piano music flowing from room to room and a chance for younger visitors to play in the Victorian nursery or follow the history trail.


Apr – Oct, Sat, Sun and Wed.
House: 1.30 – 4.30pm.
Gardens, playgrounds & tearoom: daily 10am – 5pm.


3 miles north of Keswick on A591. Parking in Dodd Wood pay and display car park opposite main entrance. SAT NAV CA12 4QE.

Mirehouse, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE
Tel: 017687 72287

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Keswick Museum

Wordsworth House

Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre


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