Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. The Mansion, Gardens, Farm, Old Hall, 1,000 acre deer park and speciality shops offer something for everyone along with over 100 events annually.
- 2,000 acres of landscaped deer park, woodland, meres and farmland make up the Tatton estate of which 1,000 acres are open to the public for exploring by bike, on foot or on horseback.
- The 50 acres of gardens at Tatton have been developing for over 200 years with each successive owner of the estate playing their part in its evolution. Today it is an almost complete picture of how the gardens existed in Edwardian times.
- From the turn of the 18th century the Egerton family made a home on this site. An earlier house was extensively re-modelled in the Neo-Classical style, between 1780 and 1813 by the architects Samuel (1737-1807) and Lewis William Wyatt (1777–1853). The rich furnishings of the house and its important collection of paintings and books reflect the growing wealth and status of the Egerton family at the end of the 18th and during the 19th centuries. Add to this the extensive array of domestic offices and servants quarters and the Mansion offers a complete view of life in days gone by.
- Once the heart of the estate, the Old Hall survives as its oldest building, and a costumed 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 story great hall, dimly lit by tallow candle and flickering fire still retains the shadowy atmosphere of Tudor times.
- The farm provides a picture of rural life where time has stood still since the 1930s and traditional breeds are still resident. Children can feed the goats and hens, meet the pigs and donkeys and visit Aunt Mary’s 1930s cottage.
Winner of Sandford Award 1979, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006.