Tatton Park is one of the North West’s best and most popular tourist attractions. Situated in Cheshire, just north of Knutsford, this historic estate covers over 2,000 acres, 1,000 of which are open to the public.
It was the home of the Egerton family from the Tudor period until the last Lord Egerton died without heirs in 1958. Maurice Egerton left the estate to the National Trust but since 1960 it has been managed and financed by Cheshire County Council on their behalf.
Over 750,000 visitors each year are attracted each year by the wealth of attractions and activities on offer:
Tatton Park hosts a diverse range of events throughout the year including the RHS Flower Show, concerts, art exhibitions, craft fairs, courses, a Christmas gift fare, and more.
Over 1,000 acres of park and woodland are open to the public for exploration on foot, bike (hire available), or even horse. Herds of Red and Fallow deer roam freely. Numerous picnic sites are available, and sailing and fishing are also possible.
Tatton’s famous gardens cover 50 acres and include a Japanese Garden, maze, glasshouses, rose garden, and more. Gardening courses are held throughout the year.
Mansion – Tatton Hall
The Mansion was built in the 18th century to replace the Old Hall. It’s noted for its impressive collection of Gillow furniture, extensive library, world class art collection, plus the personal collection of items collected by Maurice Egerton.
Guided tours of the original manor house are available on certain days.
A working farm with animals (including rare breeds), farm shop, and pottery. Children can feed the animals.
Various shops including a garden shop, gift shop, farm shop, and housekeeper’s store. Many of the products sold are grown or produced at Tatton Park.
Facilities include a licensed restaurant, ample car parking, toilets (including disabled), and children’s adventure playground.
For opening hours, admission prices, and details of events visit the official Tatton Park website.