Tatton Park is a historic estate on the edge of Knutsford, home to an opulent Neo-Classical mansion, landscaped gardens, a farm, a huge deer park and a medieval Old Hall.
Although technically a National Trust property, it is now leased and managed by Cheshire East Council. National Trust members receive free entry to the mansion and gardens, however they must still pay full-price entry to the estate itself unless arriving on foot. Entry to the farm is no longer discounted for members.
The mansion was built towards the end of the Georgian era. Explore grand rooms like the perfectly symmetrical library or the music and drawing room with its unrivalled collection of Gillow furniture. But don’t forget about life below stairs. The scullery, kitchen, salting room and wine cellar show what living and working at Tatton Park was like for the servants of the Egerton family who lived here.
The gardens are a big draw; they are divided into different areas including the Japanese Garden, the Fernery and the Kitchen Garden. On the wider estate, you can watch the deer wander freely and explore the meres and the woods.
The farm is perfect for families with plenty of seasonal hands-on activities from feeding lambs to trying your hand at milking. There are a number of rare breed animals, plus a field-to-fork exhibition and a maize maze in summer.
There’s a restaurant and a tea room as well as a housekeeper’s store so you can buy Tatton produce to take home.