Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

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Tel: 01829 720383

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Events held at Cholmondeley Castle throughout the year
  • Events held at Cholmondeley Castle throughout the year
  • Stunning fireworks at Cholmondeley Castle
  • Tim Redmond at Cholmondeley Castle

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About Us

The Cholmondeley Family have lived at Cholmondeley since the Norman times.  The gardens were originally laid out in the early 19th Century using architectural elements from the formal gardens of the Old Hall.  When the late Lavinia, Marchioness of Cholmondeley came to live at Cholmondeley in 1947 together with her husband the 6th Marquess she set about creating ‘a garden of great romance’ introducing many specimen trees and shrubs, including rare magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons being determined to create a garden which would have its own identity.  Her legacy is continued today with new developments in the Rose, Temple Water Garden and Folly Gardens together with the creation of a 100m long double herbaceous border, a fitting tribute to Lady Cholmondeley’s life and work in the gardens.

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 Deer Park Mere and nature trail, home to many different varieties of waterfowl and freshwater fish with its picnic area and play area offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the surroundings with magnificent views of Cholmondeley Castle.

The Cholmondeley Family Chapel of St. Nicholas lies to the north-east of the Castle.  The oldest surviving part of the Chapel dates from the 15th Century and the Chapel is well worth a visit to enjoy is tranquil atmosphere, and the fine 17th Century carved oak screen and rare examples of early Flemish stained glass.  The Chapel is still used for services and family occasions. 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. 

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Guide Prices

Adults £8.50
Children £4.00 (under 5’s free)
Reduction for groups of 25 people or over to £8.00 per person

Opening Times

Gardens (1 Apr 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Thursday11:00 - 17:00
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* (Please note the Castle itself is not open to the public)

Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

Bike- on National Cycle Route 45

Not easily accessible by public transport. 

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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    • Very Good
      47
    • Average
      20
    • Poor
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    Recent Reviews:

    • 888lydiav
      Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Beautiful Suprise
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th April 2021
      A beautiful place to walk around and explore Garden is full of flowers and provides a lovely nature walk Spend the whole day exploring the gardens and visited the cafe Would recommend to castle... Read full review
    • Nourish_With_Mel
      Beautiful hidden gem in the heart of the gardens
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th April 2021
      Nestled in the most beautiful garden setting this gorgeous little cafe offered the most delicious coffee and lunch time treats, served by the most delightful staff! Such lovely detail in the cafe... Read full review
    • Dawalder08
      Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Beautiful but.....
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 16th April 2021
      Beautiful, well kept, scenic gardens. Quite expensive for what was actually there. Lack of signposting or a map was disappointing and as per previous reviews plenty of “Private” signage. Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

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

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (free)

    Payment Methods

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

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted
    • Toilets

    Provider Features

    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01829 720383

    Tel: 01829 720383

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