Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th century country house set in beautiful gardens. Visitors speak about its tranquillity.
A writer commented: “The fictional dramas of Downton Abbey seem relatively tame to the actual events in Swarthmoor Hall’s history. The birthplace of the Quaker movement 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. The barn café continues the Hall’s centuries old reputation for hospitality, serving delicious sweet and savoury dishes sourced from talented local artisans and food producers such as the Fat Flour Bakery.
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Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ
01229 583204 www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk
Hall: 11 Feb – 3 Nov, Mon – Fri (except the last Thur of each month) 10.30am – 4.30pm. Sat, Sun and last Thur each month 1.30- 4.30pm.
Café: 10 Jan – 17 Feb, Thur – Sun 10.30am – 4pm.
18 Feb – 3 Nov open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm
4 Nov – 20 Dec 7 days a week 11am – 4pm
Swarthmoor Hall is on the outskirts of Ulverston. M6 – J36. Follow A590 to Ulverston. Turn left off the A590 in the centre of the town following brown tourist road signs.