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Hutton-in-the-Forest // Penrith

Hutton in the Forest
Hutton in the Forest garden

Discover the past of this historic house and family set within landscaped gardens.

Set on the north eastern edge of the Lake District is Hutton-in-the-Forest, a beautiful historic Grade I listed house that is home to Lord and Lady Inglewood. Although it's a private residence, the house and its grounds are open to the public allowing you hear the tales dating back 400 years into this family's history.

The house is set in the woodland of the medieval Inglewood Forest; legend says that it is the Green Knight's castle in the Arthurian tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Its past originates to medieval times when it was a stronghold with a pele tower, with the rest of the house being added throughout time.

The interior of Hutton-in-the-Forest is testimony to these additions, with much of the architecture and decorative styles from the 17th century to the present day. Inside the grand rooms you'll find fine collections of furniture, tapestry, portraits and ceramics on display, with the carved cupid staircase and Long Gallery being the most noted.

Outdoors you can explore the grounds with its pretty wall garden, topiary terraces, planting cascading ponds and wildflower meadow.

Many events take place at Hutton-in-the-Forest throughout the year including country pursuits, creative art events and plants fairs. There is also a 17th century cloisters tea room on-site.

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