Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

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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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 2023 - 30 Sept 2023)
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
    • Excellent
      53
    • Very Good
      50
    • Average
      24
    • Poor
      6
    • Terrible
      6

    Recent Reviews:

    • S880VQphilipc
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Worth it eventually
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th June 2022
      It was most enjoyable when we got there, but unless you have a satnav or Google maps you will never find it, it’s a well kept secret, but worth the magical mystery tour when you get there Read full review
    • dmome7
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Lovely grounds but poor catering facilities
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th July 2022
      To be fair the castle (private so unable to visit) is lovely and the gardens are lovely too altho you can walk round them in a short time. More extensive walks around the grounds are available but we... Read full review
    • cwdx2
      Whitchurch, United Kingdom
      Cafe Sexism
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th July 2022
      Perhaps the catering staff should take a lesson in customer service, and stop making derogatory comments about men? (If it was the other way round?????) Overpriced cafe, lacklustre food and comments... 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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