Hutton-in-the-Forest has re-opened for the season with a jam-packed calendar of events designed to reach new audiences and encourage visitors to explore the historic property.

Confirmed events for 2024 include: Plant & Food Fair on May 12, Classic Cars in the Park on June 23, Potfest from July 26-28, Wannasee Music Festival for August Bank Holiday and Apple Day, September 29. On Sunday, June 14, Hutton will be hosting a brand-new comedy by the Three Inch Fools, The Secret Diary of Henry VIII. Foraging courses are held throughout the season.
Located on the northern edge of the Lake District, this unique property has been in the same family since 1605 and is thought to date back to as early as the 13th or 14th century, making it one of the most historic houses in Cumbria.
The house, which has evolved into an architectural puzzle, has been added to and altered over the centuries. This remarkable journey through time, rather aptly, commences in the Stone Hall at the base of the Pele Tower which is the oldest part of the house. Meanwhile the most recognisable part of the house is the South Front, which underwent a major regeneration programme by Anthony Salvin in the 1840s, joining together the older and newer parts of the property.
Both the architecture and collections tell stories of the eras from which they originate, with some of the ceramic collections being added to more recently thanks to the popular annual Potfest event. Within the property, there are collections of period furniture, contemporary ceramics, portraits, needlework, tapestries and weaponry. It is considered that Hutton-in-the-Forest houses the best examples of William Morris wallpapers. Meanwhile the architecture dates along six distinct periods, covering 800 years, making for a quirky and interesting looking castle.
In addition to the main house, Hutton-in-the-Forest is home to spectacular gardens, a woodland walk and a lengthy events calendar.
Hutton-in-the-Forest is just one of the venues being highlighted by the Let’s Go Culture project, which has received £175,908 from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and is being supported by Westmorland & Furness Council.
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