Coach visit: Broughton Hall and Parcevall Hall Gardens
| Broughton Hall
The original Broughton Hall was built in 1597 for the Tempest family who are still very much in residence. It is Grade 1 listed and set in 3,000 acres of parkland and rolling countryside. The Georgian house of c1750 was extended in 1810 by William Atkinson and again by Webster of Kendal in 1839. The house is no longer open to the public but the family is very kindly allowing an Art Fund visit.
Enjoy lunch in Utopia â€“ an award winning building designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, set in the old walled garden of Broughton Hall Business Park, which has been redesigned by Dan Pearson.
Parcevall Hall Gardens is set on a steep hillside with a glorious view to a craggy distant peak known as 'Simon's Seat'. Broad graceful terraces follow the slope and the whole composition is strongly in the Arts and Crafts tradition. The camellias and rhododendrons should be in full flower.