Cholmondeley Castle

Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

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Tel: 01829 720383

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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
Adult£7.00 per ticket
Child£4.00 per ticket

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

Opening Times

Gardens (30 Mar 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Thursday11:00 - 17:00*
Friday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
Autumn Tints - Open Sundays only in October (7 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019)
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


Road Directions

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


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Recent Reviews:

  • 364malcolmb
    Sprowston, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Coach Holiday from Norfolk
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 7th September 2018
    The Gardens are very well maintained and the Café within the Grounds was a welcome place to rest and partake of some Cake and Coffee. Read full review
  • ClintonandKogie
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    Tough Mudder North West September 2018
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th September 2018
    The event took place in the grounds of the castle. The woods and scenic view of the castle was awe inspiring. Read full review
  • Tizitti
    Trip Type:
    Closed on Saturday! Really??
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th October 2018
    I have driven an hour, as the day was lovely, to visit the beautiful gardens. As it is Saturday I was expecting the site open and I didn't think to check the opening time. We arrived there and the... Read full review



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


  • 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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Beautiful romantic gothic style castle at Cholmondeley Castle GardensCholmondeley Castle Gardens, Chester Rural / Welsh Borders

Saturday, 22nd June 2019 - Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon
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Sunday, 28th April 2019 - Sunday, 28th April 2019

Spring Plant Hunters' Fair at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
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Sunday, 30th June 2019 - Sunday, 30th June 2019

Summer Plant Hunters' Fair at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
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Saturday, 20th July 2019 - Saturday, 20th July 2019

Cholmondeley Castle Pretty Muddy 5K & Kids
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Sunday, 21st April 2019 - Sunday, 21st April 2019

Family Easter Egg Hunt
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