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Only open on a Monday with our visit directed by a Guide who turned out to be both entertaining and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
mikeandros
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Great afternoon

We visited as members of historic houses so didn't pay to get in, it is well worth the £6 admission... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
ridge273
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Sheffield
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Isel | Nr. Bassenthwaite, Cockermouth CA13 0QG, England
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Only open on a Monday with our visit directed by a Guide who turned out to be both entertaining and informative. ""Not the National Trust" she proudly told us. "We like it the way it is". The house is indeed in need of restoration and...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited as members of historic houses so didn't pay to get in, it is well worth the £6 admission price though. The owner and guides were friendly and welcoming. A guide took myself and my husband around the hall, she was knowledgeable and brought...More

Thank ridge273
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here today with friends and it was such a pleasure because the young guide was so knowledgable about all the contents. It is open on a Monday afternoon and the conne tions with history, family and Jane Eyre are of great interest. The...More

Thank glentressgiant
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Isel Hall is a beautiful grade 1 listed stately home that sits on a steep rise on the northern banks of the River Derwent and 3 miles north east of Cockermouth Town. It has lots of interesting objects and paintings and the tour guides were...More

Thank wrightjw1
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Thank Philip S
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...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

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

Thank R0gers0n
Reviewed 18 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.

1  Thank Jingo43
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...More

Thank Lynne N
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...More

Thank ChalfontC
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