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Address: Isel | Nr. Bassenthwaite, Cockermouth CA13 0QG, England
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Full of history

Isel Hall is a grade 1 listed property situated some 3 miles north east of Cockermouth. Access is free for Historic House members by way of guided tours on Mondays afternoons... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Philip S
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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Isel Hall is a grade 1 listed property situated some 3 miles north east of Cockermouth. Access is free for Historic House members by way of guided tours on Mondays afternoons only; which means I can't give it 5 stars. I visited in early June and maybe because of the heavy rain, I found myself as only the visitor on... More 

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Thank Philip S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We combined a Monday visit to the nearby distillery with a visit to the Hall, it is only open on Mondays unless booked by a party in advance. It is an HHA property. We had an introductory talk by the owner on the fine south facing terrace, the fascinating history was explained, we were then taken on a tour in... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Interesting place, excellent guides. Feels like a home full of history and character, it's going to be restored gradually.

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Thank R0gers0n
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Lovely old house with Pele tower many feet thick, designed to keep out the marauding Border Rievers. The whole family and all their cattle and horses were herded into them for protection. Many interesting things to see, porcelain, paintings, craft items.

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1 Thank Jingo43
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a little gem. Nestled above the beautiful Isel church the volunteers help to make this a very enjoyable visit. Sadly, due to circumstances beyond their control, they were not allowed to sell the postcards or guide books. This was the only thing that let it down

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Chalfont St Giles, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We had an interesting guided tour around Isel Hall which is set in beautiful countryside away from any neighbouring properties. Over the years, Isel Hall has had various alterations to blend in with the existing property at the time. Whilst the property was inhabited until the previous owner died a couple or so years ago, at present, it feels a... More 

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Thank ChalfontC
Lake District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

very historic and interesting, nice views across the river. Nice wooded grounds and garden give a pleasant setting

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Cockermouth, cumbria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Really off the beaten track. 500 years of history in this lovely house which is still a home. Only open Monday afternoons during summer months, and staffed by enthusiastic volunteers, who can tell you when it was built, and who has lived there, and why it has never been sold... every tour is different!

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6 Thank Val_active_pensioner
cockermouth uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Do you like your historical attractions to feature an audio guide by 'Cecil the cavilere', voiced by an X factor runner up, followed by, outside in the grounds, 'Basil the badgers aMAZING wildlife maze? Do you require huge directional signs starting at the M6 junctio, followed by "Hey, you just missed the Isel hall experience" road signs. Are you unable... More 

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8 Thank ray m
North East
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

A great place to visit - guided tour with very knowledgeable guides. A fabulous step back in history - well worth a visit!

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