A quiet but accessible location in the heart of Cheshire is a key draw for the modern Cottons…
Tatton Park is one of England's most complete historic estates, with gardens and a 1,000-acre country park. The centrepiece is the Georgian mansion, with gardens laid out by Humphry Repton and Sir Joseph Paxton. The Medieval Old Hall is the original manor house, where a guided tour is available on special open days. There is also a working farm and a children's adventure playground. Special events most weekends include the RHS flower show and open air concerts. A restaurant, gardener's cottage and speciality shop make Tatton Park a perfect day out.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Braille guides
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open daily. Closed Mon in low season. See website for individual attraction opening times
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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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