- Holker is the home of Lucy Cavendish and her husband Tor McLaren. The land was originally owned by Cartmel Priory, by local landowners, the Preston family who then passed it to the Lowther family by marriage. In 1756 it passed to the Cavendish family by marriage.The Estate has gardens that merge into parkland, all framed by the Lakeland fells. The hall and its gardens are open to the public and you’ll find it near Grange-over-Sands.
A tour will take you around the library, drawing room, and dining room, as well as the bedroom where Queen Mary stayed in 1937. Then you can wander some of the 23 acres of gardens, some formally designed and worked, and others left to the hand of nature.
The house and gardens are open to the public from March to October each year and there are lots of special events. Check out the Holker Hall web page for more details.