Tatton Park's Attractions
The grandeur of the staterooms, with the original furnishings and art collections of different generations of the Egerton family contrasts with the austerity of the servants’ quarters.
Optional Guided tours are offered by Tatton experts for an additional charge and are an entertaining insight into the families who lived here. Special interest tours are taken by costumed guides and cover a variety of topics including Butler & Housekeeper, Putting the House To Bed and Hidden Treasures.
Allow 1 hour to view the ground floor, bedrooms upstairs and the servants’ areas including the cellars.
Enjoy the year-round colour of Tatton’s award-winning 50 acres of gardens. The different aspects of the gardens combine to represent over 200 years of design and history and areas of note include the Japanese Garden which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2011.
Optional tours of the gardens will cover the history of the design and plants of the gardens, including the plant hunters of the 19th century and Tatton’s Italian connection.
Allow between 1¼ and 1½ hours for your visit.
The Farm provides a picture of rural life where time has stood still, with the scene recreating the agricultural life of the 1930s. Find out about the Farm’s fascinating work on agricultural heritage and conservation, view the historical machinery including the recently restored steam engine, and learn about the different rare breeds that live here.
Optional Guided tours for an additional charge will focus on World War Two and the Land Girls at Tatton.
Leave 1 hour for your visit and please note there is a 10 minute walk down from the main car park to the Farm entrance.
A guided tour is included in the admission price to the Tudor Old Hall which was the original manor house at Tatton Park. It was last inhabited in 1958 and the entertaining tour touches on some of the characters who lived here over the centuries. This is also the site of Tatton’s regular historical re-enactments while most of the “hands-on” and special interest tours take place in this atmospheric venue.
Take time to enjoy the views of the 1000 acre parkland which attracts a variety of seasonal wildlife to the woodland and open spaces, while the ponds and meres are home to a variety of birdlife. Deer were introduced to the estate in the 13th century and today the wide open spaces are home to nearly 500 Red and Fallow deer.
Rangers offer tours of the estate introducing deer management plus general environmental tours covering Tatton’s rich wildlife and vegetation.
Additional charges apply to tours and must be pre-booked subject to availability