Dunham Massey (NT)

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

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Nestled between the vibrant city of Manchester and the beginnings of rural Cheshire, Dunham Massey includes a 300-acre deer park, a historic house and buildings, and all-season gardens. 

Outdoors, accessible paths pass roaming fallow deer and ancient trees in the parkland, while the extensive gardens reveal the sights and scents of the seasons. The Georgian house and moat offers a beautiful backdrop to the formal gardens, a favourite spot for picnickers. Enjoy a free tour of the deer park, gardens or mill - delivered by Dunham’s dedicated volunteers and dependant on their availability.   

Indoors, ornate rooms and servant’s quarters hold a collection that spans the history of the house, while the water-powered mill and other historic buildings add further context that beckons you into the past. When the need for a break calls, enjoy a satisfying lunch in the historic Stables Restaurant, or pick up a lighter bite in the airy café.

Dogs are welcome outdoors across the site on a short lead, in the gardens from midday only.
Trails, events and seasonal happenings are frequent, as is the tendency to return to this much-loved place.

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Guide Prices

Park and Gardens ticket includes entry to the gardens, deer park, car park, cafe, shop, restaurant and facilities.
House and Servant Courtyard tickets are purchased in addition to Park and Gardens tickets and cannot be purchased separately.

Park and Gardens: Adults £8.50 (Gift Aid £9.40), Child £4.25 (Gift Aid £4.70), Family £21.25 (Gift Aid £23.40), Family (1 adult) £12.75 (Gift Aid £14.10)
House and Servants Courtyard: Adults £6 (Gift Aid £6.60), Child £3 (Gift Aid £3.30), Family £15 (Gift Aid £16.50), Family (1 adult) £9 (Gift Aid £9.90)

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

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    Two adults – £139.20 a year

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    Two adults and their children (17 and under) – £146.40 a year

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Road Directions

Take A56 towards Altrincham, then B5160.

Public Transport Directions

Catch the hourly no.280 bus from Altrincham Interchange.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • glitter109
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th October 2023
      I love Dunham Massey but the fact you have to pay to park per person is a joke especially as you can just walk in the park without paying. I suggest that you drop everyone off outside the park and... Read full review
    • Carol B
      Very disappointed with outrageous car parking charges
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th October 2023
      Admittedly we have not been to Dunham Massey for a while but have always liked walking there We were in the area today so thought we would take our dogs for a walk in the park. When we last visited... Read full review
    • LabradorGreen
      Awful Sunday lunchtime
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 21st October 2023
      My husband and I have had a family membership on off for several years. We went to Dunham Massey last weekend with our two kids and the car park was full. Even though the staff knew it was full they... Read full review



    • 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

    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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