Levens Hall is the home of the world's oldest topiary gardens.
Once a stark, imposing Pele Tower built c1250-1300, Levens Hall has grown into an impressive Elizabethan house, with each generation leaving its mark on the architectural fabric of the building. The result is a stunning family home with spectacular interiors and impressive collections of furniture, clocks, and paintings. The Hall has am intriguing history and fascinating links to the Duke of Wellington.
Designed in the 1690s by Monsieur Guillaume Beaumont, gardener to King James II, and Colonel James Grahme, these ten acres of gardens retain many original features. With over 100 ancient box and yew trees sculpted into abstract or geometric shapes, the garden is a remarkable place to explore.
Leavens deer park is situated just across the road from Levens Hall. If you have time to spare take a stroll along the marked footpaths and discover some of the most beautiful and timeless scenery in the country, a haven for wildlife, and a breath of peace and tranquility in a busy world. Enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife at any time of year. The park is home to black fallow deer, kingfishers and a heard of rare breed Bagot goats.
Please contact Levens Hall directly to check opening times and if you are required pre-book a ticket.