Levens Hall, Kendal in Cumbria, is a Manor House built around a Pele Tower on the Banks of the River Kent. The Hall is currently home to the Bagot family.
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Levens Hall

Levens Hall

Levens Hall, Kendal in Cumbria. The first house on the site was a pele tower built by the Redman family in around 1350. In 1590, the Bellingham family, who were wealthy landowners, chose Levens as their main residence. Much of the present building dates from the Elizabethan era, when the Bellingham family extended the house.

The Bellinghams were responsible for the fine oak panelling and elaborate Italian plasterwork, including Elizabeth the First’s coat of arms, in the main rooms.  In 1689, the house was sold to Colonel James Grahme, Keeper of the Privy Purse to King James II, who made a number of additions to the house in the late 17th century.

Colonel James Grahme brought with him a French gardener, Guillaume Beaumont, to plan the fashionable gardens at Levens Hall. The gardens feature some old the world's oldest topiary and the gardens have survived in their original designs. Levens Park was originally a medieval deer park but was redesigned by Guillaume Beaumont around 1700.

Levens Hall was reportedly haunted by a Grey Lady and people have claimed to have seen the ghost of a black dog who inhabits the stairs and an amicable lady in pink.

Levens Hall

Entrance Prices

House and Gardens
    Adults: £12.50

Gardens Only
    Adults: £8.50

Opening Times: 6th April - 9th October 2014
Open Sunday to Thursday
The Gardens, Gift Shop and Bellingham Buttery will open at 10.00am.

The House will open at 12 noon.
Last entry to the House is at 4pm: the House closes at 4.30pm.

The Gardens close at 5.00pm.

Levens Hall and Gardens are closed Fridays and Saturdays during the Season (unless we have special events).

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