Take a 17th-century ruin, threatened with becoming a housing estate. Add 14 acres of gardens and grounds, derelict for 40 years. Blend with a sense of history. Mix in a large dollop of irreverence. Add a generous pinch of fairy dust. And stir. That is the recipe for Kirklinton Hall & Gardens. Decorate with fresh flowers, a selection of organic fruit and vegetables – and season with pigs, to taste. Serve in generous slices: warm, with a chilled glass of wine, or cold, with a log fire, coffee and cake. Deliberately uncommercialised, Kirklinton Hall & Gardens is a place that invites you to make it your own.Come for an hour, or come for the day. Bring the (grand) children, or come alone. Bring your dog, a picnic, a football, swimming trunks, or the Sunday papers. Kirklinton allows you to do pretty much anything, or pretty much nothing.
Date:07 May 2017
Address:Kirklinton Hall, Kirklinton, Carlisle CA6 6BB
Six miles north-east of Carlisle on the A7. Turn right at Blackford towards Kirklinton/Scaleby, turn right onto the A6071 and the hall is then signposted thereafter.
Garden owner:Mr Christopher Boyle
There is a well stocked plant nursery on site.
Telephone:07738 944 551
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