The finest Palladian house in the North West, Tabley holds the first great collection of English pictures ever made, including works by Turner, Lawrence, Fuseli and Reynolds. There is also furniture by Chippendale, Gillow and Bullock, and fascinating Leicester family memorabilia. Friendly stewards are available to talk about the Leicesters' 700 years at Tabley. 17th Century Chapel and tea room.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Phone administrator in advance for help
- Opening Times: House open Apr-end Oct, Thu-Sun & BHs, 1-5 (last entry 4.30). Tearoom open from 12
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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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