Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

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Events held at Cholmondeley Castle throughout the year
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  • 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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    Recent Reviews:

    • fourtowns1
      Chester, United Kingdom
      NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th August 2021
      Just spent the afternoon at cholmondeley castle. We were last there about 4 years ago. Sadly a lack of facilities for children.the animal farm is no longer and the castle gift shop has dissapeared... Read full review
    • Trudi F
      York, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Charmin Cholmondeley
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th August 2021
      Gorgeous grounds to walk in. Beautiful Lilly lakes and flower gardens. A brief walk to the chapel and round the outskirts of the castle vmwith some lovely views. Great little coffee shop serving... Read full review
    • bevb940
      Alnwick, United Kingdom
      Dog friendly gardens and amazing variety of trees (Gardeners World 2 for 1 card valid here)
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th August 2021
      Always great to find attractive dog friendly gardens! The reviews on here are quite mixed but we felt the estate has tried to act on the criticisms left. The man on the entrance gate could not have... 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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