Holker Hall is 3 miles from Lothlorien and has been the family home of the Cavendish Family, dating back to the 16th century. In 1871 a devastating fire destroyed the west wing, which was subsequently rebuilt in sandstone. Today, the whole of this wing is open to visitors to wander around at will. Here can be found a magnificent library, fine panelling and a cantilevered staircase. The adjacent courtyard contains a café, gift shop and food hall selling local Cumbrian produce. Holker Hall is also known for its stunning gardens and in early spring hosts the Holker Garden Festival. The next festival is from the 30th May to 1st June 2014.