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Levens Hall, Kendal

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Architectural Building Historic Site
Levens Hall is a manor house in the Kent valley, near Kendal, Cumbria, Northern England.HistoryThe first house on the site was a pele tower built by the Redman family in around 1350. Much of the present building dates from the Elizabethan era, when the Bellingham family extended the house. The Bellinghams, who were responsible for the fine panelling and plasterwork in the main rooms, sold the house and estate in 1689 to Colonel James Grahme, or Graham, Keeper of the Privy Purse to King James II, who made a number of additions to the house in the late 17th century. His son Henry Graham was a knight of the shire for Westmorland.Further additions were made in the early 19th century.Levens is now owned by the Bagot family and is open to the public. The small collection of steam road vehicles includes several traction engines which are usually steamed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.Supernatural activityLevens 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.topiary garden.topiary]
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  • Visited with my wife who loves topiary. She was besotted by number and quality of topiary. Rest of garden also fabulous despite wet weather. House impressive. Definitely worth the visit on a wet day  more »
  • Came here on a warm June day. The gardens are beautiful particularly enjoyed the scented rose garden and the unique topiary garden. Several benches around to enjoy the atmosphere, there appeared to be...  more »
  • We had a lovely day visiting this beautiful Elizabethan House. The topiary gardens are amazing and beautifully kept. The history of the house is fascinating and the guides were very helpful as we look...  more »
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  • Interesting gardens and good food in the cafe. Worth a visit.
  • Some fantastic joinery and interior decoration in the main house and fine topiary examples in the gardens.
  • Amazing topiary and house has interesting history and features.
  • Beautiful.gardens ...a must see
  • Just a lovely place👍