Dunham Massey (NT)

Dunham Massey Hall, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ

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A garden for all seasons, an ancient deer park and a house filled with treasures and stories.

Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis nestled between the urban sprawl of Manchester and rural tranquillity of Cheshire.

The park and garden are the ideal place to enjoy the ever-changing landscape, while you can discover hundreds of years of history inside the house and servants' courtyard.

A ramble around the park will reveal a range of architectural oddities and views of the house complete with Dunham’s resident herd of fallow deer. You may also glimpse other wildlife including owls and woodpeckers. Enjoy a guided walk of the deer park, or take the chance to wrap up warm and wander freely amongst groves of ancient trees.

Dunham is also home to one of Britain’s finest winter gardens, with plenty of scent and colour to delight the senses throughout the year. Unwind on one of the accessible circular walks before warming up with a hearty homemade meal at the Stables Restaurant.

With special events all year round, there’s plenty to brighten your day at Dunham.

We love dogs at Dunham Massey and they are welcome on a short lead outside. This helps us to protect our wildlife, including ground-nesting birds, rabbits and a herd of fallow deer.

Your dog is welcome in the North Park, deer park and garden. The garden is open to dogs in the afternoons only. Please speak to the visitor welcome team for more information on timings.

If you'd like to walk your dog off-lead, you can head to the North Park – please speak to the visitor welcome team and we’ll point you in the right direction. There is plenty of space here for an energetic run around.

The terrace provides a great spot to sit with your four-legged friend. This area is located outside the visitor centre café, making it a good place to stop for refreshments.

Dogs – unless they are assistance dogs – aren't allowed in the garden in the mornings, in the historic buildings or in the Stables Restaurant.

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Opening Times

Please check the National Trust website for the most up to date opening times and prices. (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Visit EnglandVAQAS Accredited VAQAS Accredited 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousA Garden of Distinction A Garden of Distinction 2010
  • RegionalMarketing Cheshire Award Winner 2019 Marketing Cheshire Award Winner 2019 2019


Road Directions

Take A56 towards Altrincham, then B5160.

Public Transport Directions

No. 38 and no. 5 bus from Altrincham



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      Great lights, utter total rip off prices.
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      Tuesday, 3rd January 2023
      Once again visited the Christmas lights and this year, the organisation and layout were better than previous. Great lights (really great) but unfortunately, the usual terrible rip off on kiddie's... Read full review
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      Dunham Massey Christmas trail - magical!
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      Tuesday, 3rd January 2023
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      Dunham Massey Hall and Gardens
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      Monday, 9th January 2023
      Visited here with husband and young son, was beautiful the grounds was lovely very well maintained, my little boy loved the deer park and a relaxing walk, we tried the ice cream too which was great... Read full review



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    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Designated area for blue badge holders in main car park
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (charge) - Free for NT members £5 per car for non-members

    Payment Methods

    • TIC Staff Admitted Free

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted - Dogs must be kept on leads inside deer park
    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - General welcome leaflet available in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese

    Provider Features

    • In countryside
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Daily guided walk of the park led by volunteer park guides. Meet at the clock tower at 1:30pm. Walk lasts about an hour

    Contact Us

    Tel: 0161 941 1025

    Tel: 0161 941 1025

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