Northern Road Trip| Swarthmoor Hall

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston.IMG_3580

Swarthmoor Hall is a little outside of Ulverston but easy to find.  Now owned and run by the Quakers, the Hall was built for the Fell family around 1568 and many original features still survive.  There’s a small fee charged if you want to go into the Hall.  On the day we went, we were the only visitors and were able to roam the rooms freely.  The Quakers are very trusting.  IMG_3572.JPG

IMG_3578.JPGThe gardens are free to enter and there’s a small café serving delicious light lunches.IMG_3569

IMG_3571Swarthmoor Hall is open to residential visitors throughout the year and I think it would make the perfect place for a retreat.

 

2 thoughts on “Northern Road Trip| Swarthmoor Hall

  1. I agree this does look like a lovely spot for a quiet retreat weekend. The patio & lunch encourages lingering with good conversations.

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