Tatton Park - The Old Hall

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

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The atmospheric Old Hall was the original old manor house in the park.

Once the heart of the estate, Tatton Park's medieval Old Hall survives as its oldest building, and a guided tour takes you on an evocative journey through its history as a dwelling place - from manor house to humble cottages. 

Built at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries, the single storey great hall, dimly lit by tallow candle and flickering fire still retains the shadowy atmosphere of its medieval beginnings to its height during the Tudor period.

The Old Hall is set in an enclosure in the parkland between the beautiful mere and the site of an Anglo Saxon village with its landscape history trail. An ideal base for walking and exploring many of the historic elements of the park and for viewing its wildlife.

As featured on TV's "Most Haunted," the Old Hall is the venue for historical re-enactments and is host to many of Tatton Park's events such as the busy travelling Medieval Fayre and summer outdoor theatre. It provides the perfect setting for our "Halloween Hauntings" in October.

Education days also benefit from this unique setting. The Old Hall welcomes children and there is always an element of 'hands on' history for them. Tatton's visitors often say that a tour of the Old Hall is both enjoyable and informative with recommendations for others to follow in their footsteps to explore Tatton's hidden gem. 

Please check the Tatton Park website for up to date details of tours and events.

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Guide Prices

Subject to event. Please check the website http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/events_at_tatton_park/events_at_tatton_park.aspx
Parkland entry applies to all visitors (including National Trust members). Weekdays £6.50 and weekends and Bank Holidays £8 in low season. Blue badge holders £4.
Tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit, or save 10% when you book online 3 or more days in advance at www.tattonpark.org.uk.

Opening Times

Low Season: Open for special events or group bookings. (30 Oct 2023 - 23 May 2024)
High Season: Open for special open days (29 Mar 2024 - 26 Oct 2024)

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVisit England Awards for Excellence Visit England Awards for Excellence 2014

Directions

Road Directions

From M56, jct 7 or M6, jct 19 and follow brown sign posts.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • A D
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Cost of parking is extortionate
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th February 2024
      I appreciate that Tatton Park does not receive National Trust funding in the way that, say, Dunham Massey is. However, it costs £1 to park at Rode Hall, £2 at Capesthorne Hall and £3 at Arley Hall... Read full review
    • Hayloft25
      Preston, United Kingdom
      Seminar Venue
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 8th February 2024
      Attended a seminar at the Hall today excellent venue, welcoming staff, IT facilities and lunch coffee and cakes, my sat nav couldn't find the main entrance Read full review
    • LesleyM66
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Nice gardens but pricey to park
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 20th February 2024
      This was a half-term visit to the gardens at Tatton Park. We are long term members of the National Trust and live relatively close to Tatton Park but visit very, very rarely due, primarily, to the... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Facility for service dogs
    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Provider Features

    • Marketing Cheshire Member

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01625 374400

    Tel: 01625 374400

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