Capesthorne has been the home of the Bromley-Davenport family and their ancestors since the Domesday Book. The present house dates from 1719 and was designed by the Smiths of Warwick. It was subsequently altered by Edward Blore in 1837, and after a disastrous fire in 1861 the whole of the centre portion was rebuilt by Anthony Salvin. Capesthorne contains a great variety of sculptures, paintings and other items including a collection of boxes, from a Victorian oak letterbox to hat and cigar boxes. There are also lakeside gardens including swallow hole and ice house. Events run throughout the year.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Ground floor of hall accessible
- Facilities: Ramp access to ground floor of hall & gardens
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Sun & Mon (incl BH). Park & Garden 12-5, Hall 1.30 -4 (last entry 3.30). Closed Christmas & New Year.
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About The area
Nestled between the Welsh hills and Derbyshire Peaks, the Cheshire plains make an ideal location to take things slow and mess around in boats. Cheshire has more than 200 miles (302 km) of man-made waterways, more than any other county in England. The Cheshire Ring is formed from the Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. This route takes you through a lot of Cheshire, and bits of other counties as well.
While exploring the county’s waterways, covering ground on foot or admiring the typical white plaster and black timber-frame houses, make sure to have a taste of Cheshire’s most famous produce. Although Cheddar has become Britain’s most popular cheese (accounting for over half of the cheese sales in the UK), it was once Cheshire cheese that was in every workman’s pocket back in the 18th century. Its moist, crumbly texture and slightly salty taste mean it goes well with fruit, peppers or tomatoes. As well as the usual white, there are also red and blue veined varieties.
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