Holker Hall History - Holker Garden Festival

Holker Hall History

Holker Hall is the home of the Cavendish family who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.

About the Holker Estate

The Estate has numerous businesses in addition to opening the Cavendish family home, Holker Hall & Gardens, to the public and managing the Holker Festival. Other businesses which include Cartmel Racecourse, Foods of Excellence, two Luxury Holiday Parks in South Lakeland and the Holbeck Homes development at Barrow-in- Furness.

Holker is at the heart of 17,000 acres of rural Cumbria encompassing a major proportion of the Cartmel Peninsula. The Estate has a long tradition of farming through the craftsmanship of tenant farmers who produce cheese, honey, prime Shorthorn Beef, seasonal Venison and game and the famous Holker Saltmarsh Lamb.