Tatton Park Group Tours and Prices
To qualify for a group rate the party size must be a minimum of 15 people.
Single Attractions - Entry to Mansion or Gardens or Farm or Old Hall : Adult £5.50, Child £4 (ages 4-15).
Totally Tatton Ticket - Entry to Mansion, Gardens and Farm: Adult £10, Child £5.50 (ages 4-15).
National Trust members have free entry to the Mansion and Gardens, pay the group admission price to the Old Hall Adult £5.50, Child £4 (ages 4-15) and Farm discount of £3.50 Adult, £2.50 (ages 4-15).
Guided Tours are available at an additional charge for the Mansion and Gardens and last an hour. Old Hall entry charge includes a guided tour.
Please contact 01625 374416 for more information. Tours should be booked at least 7 working days in advance of the date of your proposed visit. We shall try to accommodate each request.
- Tours are for groups of up to 25 people during high season (if more than 25 people, two tours will be arranged)
- Mansion tours are available from 10:30am, giving your group exclusive access to the Mansion before it is open to the general public.
- Tour rates are in addition to the required attraction entry prices (see above). After your guided tour, visitors are able to return to the Mansion on the day during normal opening hours to view the collection at their leisure.
General Mansion Tour (supplementary charge of £85 per group of 25 people Tuesday-Friday; £105 on the weekend) - Owners of the Tatton estate from the end of the Tudor period, the Egerton family resided in the present 18th century neo-classical Mansion until the death of the last Baron, Maurice Egerton in 1958. The rich furnishings and its important collection of paintings and books (one of the National Trust's finest libraries) reflected their growing wealth and status. Aside from the sumptuous staterooms, a guided visit to the Mansion also offers a view of the life of the staff who worked here.
Hidden Treasures tour (special-interest) (supplementary charge of £110 per group of 25 people Tuesday-Friday; £130 on the weekend) - If you ever found yourself intrigued by hidden compartments or wondered what certain pieces of antique furniture looked like on the inside, then this is the tour for you. Group visitors will be delighted to learn about the secrets of many of the Egerton family's treasured furnishings and art collection as artefacts usually hidden from public view will be on display (this tour takes place on the main floor of the Mansion only).
Upstairs Downstairs (special-interest) (supplementary charge of £110 per group of 25 people Tuesday-Friday; £130 on the weekend) - What was life like for the staff working at a stately home during the Edwardian period? Travel back in time and join our entertaining Edwardian servants for a dramatic tour of the mansion’s opulent state rooms and servants’ quarters, looking at life “below stairs” as they went about their daily tasks. Their animated dialogue will reveal the difficulties in finding responsible servants, the etiquette between the Lord of the house and his staff and what their responsibilities were (please note this tour takes place on two levels of the Mansion). For a sneak peek, see the video below:
Old Hall Tour
Included in your entry price to the medieval Old Hall is a guided tour of the oldest building on the estate dating back as far as the 15th century (and rumoured to be haunted!). The building stands near the disappeared Tatton village whose humps and hollows show where houses once stood. The tour takes you on an evocative journey through its history as a dwelling place - from manor house to humble cottages for the estates' servants.
Please note: the Old Hall is open to the public during a select number of days during high season and for special weekend events. During the school term time, groups can visit the Old Hall from 3pm as it is used for education workshops during the day. It can be opened upon special request to visit during the weekends but we require a minimum group size of 15 and pre-payment: £5.50 per adult, £4 per child (ages 4-15) is required in advance of your visit.
The general garden tour is for groups of up to 25 people (if more than 25 people, two tours will need to be arranged) and the Japanese Garden special-interest tour is for 15 people maximum due to space constraints and visitors’ safety. They can take place either in the morning or afternoons (last tour 3pm).
Tour rates are in addition to the required attraction entry prices (detailed above). After their guided tour, visitors are able to remain or return to the Gardens on the same day to view the 50-acre garden at their leisure.
General Garden Tour (supplementary charge of £85 per group of 25 people Monday - Friday and £105 on the weekend)
Discover how different generations of the Egerton family, over the course of 200 years, influenced the design and layout of this spectacular 50-acre garden. Our dedicated gardeners will guide you to different areas such as the walled kitchen gardens, famed Japanese Garden created after a visit to the Anglo-Japanese Exhibition in London in 1910, the Italian garden reminiscent of the Italian ‘grand tour’ undertaken by the young gentlemen of the family in the 19th century, Lady Egerton’s rose garden, and the arboretum which contains a substantial collection of pines dating back to the 1840’s from China, Japan and North America.
Japanese Garden (special-interest) (supplementary charge of £110 per group of 15 people maximum Monday - Friday and £130 on the weekend). This tour may be cancelled if on the day the weather is inclement causing slippery surfaces deemed unsafe for visitors. The Japanese Garden is located approx. 450 metres from the Garden entrance.
Inspired by the Anglo-Japanese Exhibition in London in 1910, Alan de Tatton decided to introduce a Japanese garden to his home in Cheshire. This gem of a tea-style garden is rated as the “finest example of a Japanese Garden in Europe.” Let our specialist gardeners inform you of the team of Japanese workmen who arrived over a hundred years ago to landscape the area where a Shinto Shrine and artefacts from Japan sit amongst many stunning Japanese Maples or Acers (best viewed in autumn or spring).