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A wonderful place to spend a few hours

Of the several gardens, open to the public, within a fifteen minute drive of Macclesfield the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Peaceful beautiful Garden.

We visited for a nice peaceful afternoon. The gardens are very poorly signed from close by... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
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All reviews walled garden alderley edge bird hide national trust nt members car park bird watching great place for a picnic worth a visit lovely walk feathered friends noisy families pleasant couple of hours mature trees enjoyable walk peace and tranquility hadn t
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Of the several gardens, open to the public, within a fifteen minute drive of Macclesfield the National Trust’s Hare Hill Gardens between Prestbury and Alderley, must be one of the best – and a wonderful place to spend a few hours – or even a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank harleyg98
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Firstly, I have to agree with other reviewers that say Hare Hill is expensive for what it is and had we not been members then I would have been disappointed. Having visited nearby Quarry Bank, we decided to visit as not too far away. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 626hertaf
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We visited for a nice peaceful afternoon. The gardens are very poorly signed from close by, certainly not to the normal National Trust standards. As National Trust members we got free entry. Hare Hill is very tranquil and the walled garden is at its heart....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KristaW466
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Walked around the trail given on map within 30 minutes. Enjoyable walk, walled garden is lovely. Staff were great giving us information regarding Hare Hill. Was great to visit as we are NT members, possibly wouldnt of gone otherwise as seems bit pricey for what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Clare C
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The whole family ewscpecially the kids loved the gardens, maybe not for very young children but mine are old enough to appericaite the time & effore that has gone into the planting, planning of the gardens. A hidden gem.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wilsononfood
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Disappointed with ‘family Friday’ there were a few blackboards dotted around with activities written on eg collect sticks and leaves and take them home to make something and look for bugs!! Luckily we are NT members so didn’t pay to get in. It’s a lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rach_583
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Hare Hill is a bit of a hidden gem. Small place with just gardens, no cafe. Worth a visit for the lovely walled garden. Today there was Tai Chi going on - what a calm and relaxing spot for it! I

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank patch722
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We love Hare hill, but I agree it is expensive for non NT members. We have visited a few times over the years and we can see the improvements the National Trust are making, but these things take time. Looking forward to the day when...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank CSmithAlsager
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We attended as non-members of the National Trust with a pram. As we paid we were informed the area was very small - this was an understatement and perhaps a sign that people have remarked about the size before. £16 for a 20 minute walk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sam R
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I loved walking around the gardens with my mum - we walked slowly, she knew all the names of the beautiful plants and trees. We sat in the walled garden and watched children play. We enjoyed all the seasons. Now mum is no longer with...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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catherine m
11 September 2018|
Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
The growing season Is coming to an end but the trees may be looking good! There isn’t a great lot to see there anyhow because the National Trust haven’t had the property for very long.
22 March 2017|
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Response from stevehA814MJ | Reviewed this property |
Nothing if you're an NT member. £7 if not.