Welcome to Tatton Park
Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. Our speciality shops, restaurant, adventure playground, events and educational programmes combine to make Tatton one of the most popular family days out in the North West.
The Old Hall was the estate manor house until the late 17th century, when work commenced on a new house. The Neo Classical Mansion, is celebrated for its Gillows furniture and collection of ceramics, paintings and books. The library collection is considered one of the finest in the National Trust.
50 acres of beautiful gardens reflect over 250 years of garden design.The gardens are renowned for their remarkable glasshouses, the Japanese Garden, considered the finest in Europe and the extensive Kitchen Gardens.
The working rare-breed farm is a must-see for our family visitors. Meet our rare breed cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry and donkeys and take part in themed events throughout the year.
Herds of Red and Fallow deer roam freely in 1,000 acres of parkland. The meres, woodlands and rough grassland provide a perfect habitat for wildlife. The parkland is a stunning setting for a leisurely stroll or high-octane cycle. Children adore the adventure playground.
Tatton hosts over 100 events a year including the RHS Flower Show, Summer Picnic Concerts with the Hallé Orchestra, car shows, antiques fairs and much more.
For nearly 400 years the estate was the property of the Egerton family until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1958. It is financed and maintained by Cheshire East Council.
Tatton Park was the winner of Cheshire’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2009 and 2010.
Learn about our day-to-day life at Tatton in the Tatton Park Blog.
Your Visit to Tatton Park
We look forward to welcoming you to Tatton Park.
Planning your visit to Tatton Park
For information about opening times and prices, access, getting to Tatton Park and other useful tips for planning your visit to Tatton Park, please click on the tabs to the left or above.
What to do at Tatton Park
Information about our individual attractions (Mansion, Gardens, Farm, Old Hall, Parkland, Shopping and Eating and Drinking) and our events programme can be found under ‘What to See and Do’ at Tatton Park
Events at Tatton Park
For details of Tatton Park’s annual event’s programme take a look at What’s On. at Tatton.
You can view or download a map of Tatton Park (PDF, 1.33MB) and a plan of the Tatton Park Stableyard area (PDF, 987KB) before your visit.
If you cannot find the information you require here, please contact our office on 01625 374400 (office hours only).
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Some of the first people you will meet at Tatton are our Visitor Assistants! You can ‘meet the team’ here.
Tatton Park Opening Times and Entrance Prices
Attraction and Park Entry Prices
March 26 2011 to March 23 2012
Tatton Park Vehicle Entry Charge £5.00
Blue Badge Holder £2.50
• Tatton Park Car entry fee applies to all visitors including National Trust members.
• Tatton Park Car entry passes are available to purchase: Call 01624 374400 for details or download a Tatton Park car entry pass application form (PDF, 80KB).
Prices per Single Attraction (Tatton Park’s Farm, Mansion, Old Hall and Gardens)
Child (5 – 15 years) £3
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £13
For Discounted Entry to all of Tatton Park’s 3 attractions Buy a Totally Tatton Ticket!
Totally Tatton Ticket (Entry to Mansion, Gardens and Farm)
Child (5 – 15 years) £4
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20
• Ticket can be used on another day if one or more of Tatton Park’s attractions are not visited – Park entry charge would apply
• Tickets are available at each attraction
• Tickets may not be used for certain special events
National Trust Members
Free entry to the Mansion and Gardens (except Christmas events in the Mansion)
50% discount to the Farm
Supplementary charges apply for special events and tours at Tatton Park
Free entry to the Gardens.
Groups – see Tatton Park’s group visit for information
Tatton Park, all attractions and shops are open on Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. Prices and opening times may be altered without notice for special events, weekend opening and other similar occasions.
Opening Dates and Times
Monday 31 October 2011 to Friday 23 March 2012High Season
Saturday 24 March 2012 to Sunday 28 October 2012
Please note the Mansion and Farm are closed on Monday except Bank Holidays during High Season.
Park: Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am to 5pm (last entry 4pm).Park: Open daily 10am to 7pm (last entry 6pm).
Farm: Open Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Please note the Farm is open December 24 to January 2, closed Christmas Day. The Farm is also open Tuesday 14 to Fri 17 February 2012.Farm: Open Tuesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm (last entry 4pm). Closed during the RHS Jul 18 – 22.
Gardens: Open Tuesday to Sunday and bank holiday Mondays, 11am to 4pm (last entry 3pm).Gardens: Open daily 10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm).
Mansion: Closed except for Christmas events.
Mansion: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm-5pm (last entry 4pm). Guided tours 12pm, small extra charge (applies to NT members also).
Old Hall: Closed.Old Hall: Open for special events and groups as part of a pre-booked tour. Also open for special open days in 2012 April 5th,6th,12th & 13th. June 7th & 8th. July 26th & 27th. August 2nd,3rd,9th,10th,16th,17th,23rd,24th, 30th and 31st
Restaurant: Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 4pm.Restaurant: Open daily 10am-6pm.
Tatton Shops: Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays December 26 and January 2, 12pm to 4pm. Tatton Shops: Open daily 11am-5pm (Tuck Shop details below).
Tuck Shop: ClosedTuck Shop: Open Tuesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm
How to Get to Tatton Park
Where is Tatton Park?
Tatton Park is situated in the town of Knutsford, Cheshire in the North West of England and is easily accessible from major roads and railways with good public transport links to Knutsford. It is just 20 miles from Manchester and 30 miles from Chester.
Parking is available inside the Knutsford Entrance of Tatton Park and at the Old Hall with the main parking area near Tatton Park’s Mansion and Stableyard area. The map of Tatton Park details the car parks. Coaches can enter Tatton Park for free and visitors with disabilities who show a blue badge can enter for half price. Other Tatton Park entry prices can be found under Admission Prices and Opening Times.
Tatton Park Address
Tatton Park is signposted from Junction 7 of the M56 and Junction 19 of the M6. The entrance to the park is approximately half a mile from Knutsford Railway Station. It is recommended that post code WA16 6SG is used for Sat Nav systems
• Birmingham 70 mins
• Chester 35 mins
• Leeds 75 mins
• Liverpool 40 mins
• Macclesfield 20 mins
• Manchester 30 mins
• Nottingham 90 mins
• Stafford 45 mins
• Sheffield 75 mins
• Stockport 25 mins
• Wrexham 45 mins
Public Transport to Tatton Park
Knutsford Railway Station is situated half a mile from the Knutsford Entrance to Tatton Park. It is a further two mile walk down the estate drive to the Mansion and Stableyard area where the Garden entrance is located along with Tatton’s speciality shops and Stables Restaurant.
Local bus services are available to Knutsford including the number 27 from Macclesfield, 288 from Altrincham via Wilmslow and 289 from Northwich to Altrincham.
Visit Tatton Park on a Rainy Day
Tatton’s variety of attractions, shops and restaurants make it the perfect choice for a`trip out’ regardless of the weather. You can safely make arrangements to visit knowing that there will be plenty to enjoy, no matter how the weather turns out!
Tatton’s parkland and adventure playground is accessible every day in high season (beginning of April to end of October) and every day except Mondays during low season.
Entrance to the Garden and four of Tatton’s shops – Housekeeper’s Store, Garden, Gift and Tuck Shops (Tuck Shop closed low season) – are located in the Stableyard. The shops, gardens and restaurant are open every day except Monday in low season.
A vist to Tatton Park’s Mansion visit is ideal on a wetter day and most of Tatton’s Farm’s attractions can be enjoyed under cover. Both are open every day except Monday in high season and the Farm is open every weekend during low season and February school holidays. The Mansion and Farm also open for Christmas activities.
Tatton Park’s events programme includes over 100 events, many indoors and not weather dependant.
What to see and do at Tatton Park
From walks to wedding shows, car shows to Canalettos, there is something to suit every passion at Tatton Park.
It is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates offering plenty of things to do with family, kids and friends.
Amongst its many attractions are:
• Tatton Park’s neo classical mansion. A magnificent Cheshire stately home
• Tatton Park’s award-winning gardens. One of the region’s favourite gardens to visit
• Tatton Park’s working farm. A great day out for the family
• Tatton Park’s Tudor Old Hall. The estate’s oldest and most haunted building
• Tatton Park’s 1,000 acre deer park. A beautiful place to go for a day out doors
• The Stables Restaurant. A great place to eat in the Stableyard
• Speciality Shops offering the best in local and Cheshire product and gifts.
• Over 100 events offering one the best annual events programmes in the Cheshire and Manchester region
These are just some of the many reasons why our visitors return again and again to enjoy this special place.
Tatton Park’s Mansion
Set amidst more than 50 acres of Tatton Park gardens, at the heart of 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the elegant Mansion house at Tatton Park sits in an elevated position. The impressive portico of the South Front dominates the view of the house from the parkland.
From the turn of the 18th century the Egerton family made a home on this site. An earlier house was extensively re-modelled in the Neo-Classical style, between 1780 and 1813 by the architects Samuel Wyatt (1737-1807) and Lewis William Wyatt (1777–1853). The rich furnishings of the Tatton Park mansion and its important collection of paintings and books reflect the growing wealth and status of the Egerton family at the end of the 18th and during the 19th centuries. The mansion houses one of the National Trust’s finest libraries and an outstanding collection of Gillow’s of Lancaster furniture. Add to this the extensive array of domestic offices and servants’ quarters and the Mansion offers a complete view of life in days gone by.
Tatton Park has recently embarked on a project with the Family History Society of Cheshire to document historical information about the hundreds of people who worked and lived at Tatton Park throughout the Egerton family’s ownership. You can learn more about the Family History Society of Cheshire Project here .
Tatton Park Mansion Exhibitions
Throughout the year Tatton Park hosts a number of exhibitions in the Mansion reflecting a particular aspect of the Park and its rich history. The permanent Maurice Egerton exhibition details fascinating facts about the life and interests of Maurice Egerton, the last Baron Egerton of Tatton Park.
Tatton Park New Library Re-Display
Visitors to the mansion can now experience reading and relaxing in the Egerton family library. A large area of the Library has been re-displayed with sofas and furniture from the collection