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Tatton Park

Tatton Park

One of the North West of England's most popular heritage attractions

Tatton Park is a historic estate featuring a mansion, gardens, Farm, old hall, a 1000 acre deer park and speciality shops offering for everyone.

It is regarded as one of Britain’s most comprehensive historic estates with evidence of Stone Age people hunting on this site and farming activity in the Bronze Age. The estate was acquired by the Egerton family in 1598 and owned by them for a further 360 years. Tatton Park was bequeathed to the National Trust on the death of Maurice, 4th and last Baron Egerton of Tatton, in 1958. Over 750,000 visitors per annum enjoy the 1,000 acres of parkland, Mansion, Gardens, Farm and Old Hall.

The magnificent mansion was built between 1780 and 1813 and contains the original rich furnishings and important collection of paintings and books of its past including furniture by Gillows of Lancaster and masterpieces by Van Dyck and Canaletto. With an extensive array of domestic offices and servants quarters and the Mansion offers a complete view of life in days gone by.

The beautiful gardens portray the Egerton family‟s living history and were added to by each generation, resulting in 50 acres of gardens representing most gardening styles since the 1700s. Worth a look are the Italian and Tower gardens, the Topiary, Rose Garden, Maze, Fernery and Conservatory. The magnificent Japanese Gardens were recently renovated and are arguably the finest in Europe The Walled Kitchen Garden, also recently restored, highlights the importance of traditional skills and processes. Seasonal produce from the Kitchen Garden is available for visitors to purchase in the Garden Shop.

The deer park is worth a trip alone and the estate plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year that make a visit even more worthwhile. 2012 sees the 3rd Tatton Park Biennial bringing contemporary art to the estate between. For more information visit the Biennial website www.tattonparkbiennial.org

Families

Children can meet rare breed pigs and their piglets in the Piggery, three lovely donkeys safe inside their stable and Rosie the Red Poll with her calf in the cow shed. Tatton's new indoor hatchery is a wonderful educational experience where children can see newly hatched chicks and ducklings at peak times.

The new all weather play area is proving a great success with Farm visitors. Toddlers and children up to 10 years old can have great fun with the pedal tractors and trailers of their choice. Mum and Dad can relax at tables and benches provided and watch the little ones playing safely undercover.

If you're looking for somewhere to sit and have your picnic then the Farm's educational barn room also has designated eating area with washing facilities and on-site toilets.

Farm open every day except Monday in high season. Open weekends and school holidays in low season

Gardens, shops and restaurant open every day in high season and every except Monday in low season. Mansion open every day except Monday in high season. Open for Christmas in low season. Old Hall open on special opening days.

Meet rare breed pigs and their piglets in the Piggery, three lovely donkeys safe inside their stable and Rosie the Red Poll with her calf in the cow shed. Tatton's new indoor hatchery is a wonderful educational experience where children can see newly hatched chicks and ducklings at peak times.

The new all weather play area is proving a great success with Farm visitors. Toddlers and children up to 10 years old can have great fun with the pedal tractors and trailers of their choice. Mum and Dad can relax at tables and benches provided and watch the little ones playing safely undercover. New experiences planned for 2012 include a woodland trail, a den building area and story telling room.

If you're looking for somewhere to sit and have your picnic then the Farm's educational barn room also has designated eating area with washing facilities and on-site toilets.

Farm open every weekend and Tue to Fri in high season.

Car entry is £5.

Prices:

March 26th 2011 – March 23rd 2012

£5.00 adult 1 attraction

£8.00 adult 3 attractions

£3.00 child 1 attraction

£4.00 child 3 attractions

£13.00 family 1 attraction

£20.00 family 3 attractions

Car entry charge £5 applies

From March 26th 2012 – March 22nd 2013

£5.50 adult 1 attraction

£10.00 adult 3 attractions

£3.50 child 1 attraction

£5.00 child 3 attractions

£14.50 family 1 attraction

£25.00 family 3 attractions

Car entry charge £5 applies

http://www.tattonpark.org.uk

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Location Details

Knutsford
WA16 6QN

Visit Website+44 (0)1625 374 400

Find nearest transport on map:Help 3.70 miles 4.25 miles 4.30 miles 5.05 miles

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