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High Close Estate

Originally planted in 1866 by Edward Wheatley-Balme, High Close was designed in the fashion of the day using many of the recently discovered ‘exotic’ conifers and evergreen shrubs coming into Britain from America. Today the garden contains a variety of tree species, many of which are the remains of the original Victorian plantings. Beautiful Lakeland vistas and terraces are all part of the restoration work. Guided tours are available through the day. Entry is by donation.

Garden details

Date:12 Nov 2016

Opening times:


Entrance fees:

Adults: £0.00

Children: £0.00

Address:Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HH


10 min drive north west from Ambleside. Approach from Ambleside (A593) to Skelwith Bridge signed for High Close, turn right & head up hill until you see a white painted stone sign to 'Langdale'. Turn left, High Close Estate (and parking) on left.

Garden owner:National Trust

The tearoom with sheltered veranda is also open.

Contact:Tracey Crich

Telephone:07738 944 551

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Location Name: 54.438516, -3.021528. Zoom: 16
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    High Close Estate
    Explore this idyllic setting at your leisure, picnic in the forest, or enjoy a guided tour by the National Trust with unsurpassed views nearby.
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