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Cholmondeley Castle

Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

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About Us

The Cholmondeley Family have lived at Cholmondeley since 1200. The present Castle was built in the early 19th Century by the 1st Marquess and was until her death in November 2015 the home of The Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley the wife of the late 6th Marquess who spent the greater part of her life creating the magnificent garden at Cholmondeley being determined to create a garden which would have its own identify. One of the winners of the 2016 Chelsea flower Show and 2017 RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park a visit to the Gardens is essential to enjoy these extensive ornamental gardens which attracts thousands of visitors each year eager to enjoy perfect plantings in these spectacular surroundings. With its beautiful Temple Water Garden with its small lake and two islands enclosed by fine specimen trees, recently extended and planted rose garden with over 350 new roses of varying varities, a new 100m long double herbaceous border, and the recently extended and reburbished Folly Garden. whatever the season within the gardens there are always plants and shurbs in flower from early bulbs through different types of magnolia, camellia, azalea and rhododendrons.  The Lily Pond situated below the Castle allows access to the Silver Garden and Castle terraces with view across the Parkland, whilst Tower Hill offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a woodland ramble amongst interesting shrubs and trees under planted with many wild flowers and bulbs.  The Lakeside Walk which is home to many different varietires of waterfowl and freshwater fish with its picnic area and play area affords magnificent views of Cholmondeley Castle across the Mere.  Children will enjoy the hiddens paths and play areas and adventure den.  St. Nicholas Chapel located within the Park is well worth a visit to enjoy its stained glass alter window, ornate panelling and peaceful atmosphere.  Whilst the Cholmondeley Tea Room is situated in the heart of the gardens. This is truly a garden for everybody young and old.

The castle is not open to members of the public.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child£3.00 per ticket
Adult£6.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Road Directions

Off A41 Chester/Whitchurch Road and A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road. SAT NAV SY14 8ET.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • graham e
      Birkenhead, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Be nicer in a few months
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd April 2018
      Pretty castle set in large manicured grounds, follies and water features. We went on the Easter weekend and the plants have not really woken up yet. Visited here a few years back and there was a rare... Read full review
    • Aqif I
      Abu Dhabi
      Trip Type:
      Completely Blown Away
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th March 2018
      The Garden is soo cute, huge and amazing.. I enjoyed every moment at that place. 7000 acres of greenary Read full review
    • THEL0bmeister
      Knutsford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely in good weather and accessible in parts
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th October 2017
      So on the good side it's lovely and peaceful even when busy. Staff are all friendly and helpful. Has wheelchair routes, disabled parking and quality accessible loo. But it's on the small side of... Read full review


    Provider Features

    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • Outdoor Attraction


    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (free)


    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Payment Methods

    • Groups Accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Special group rates
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted
    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available

    Opening Times

    Gardens (30 Mar 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
    Monday - TuesdayClosed*
    Wednesday - Thursday11:00 - 17:00*
    Friday - SaturdayClosed*
    Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
    Autumn Tints - Open Sundays only in October (7 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)
    Monday - SaturdayClosed*
    Sunday11:00 - 17:00*

    * Gardens Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. (Please see website for amendments to opening days and event days)

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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