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“So sad that the hall has been stripped & closed”
Review of Wythenshawe Hall

Wythenshawe Hall
Ranked #92 of 196 things to do in Manchester
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Owner description: Wythenshawe Hall, a half-timbered Tudor house with Victorian additions, set in the beautiful grounds of Wythenshawe Park.
Reviewed 17 August 2012

I was there for an event & now, due to cuts in the council, the hall has passed to Libraries & parks. The Art Gallery has removed all it's contents & it is empty with patches where the paintings & looking glasses once were, & boarded up. There is talk of a local group managing it but one must assume they will never get the contents back.
It is a great pity that this country doesn't respect art & architecture as it should. This house was given to the City, it is a tragedy that cuts in funding have lead to this.

There is currently no cafe in the park, though htey have put out an offer to tender, so hopefully there will be one again soon.

3  Thank Masaka47
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

When are the powers that be going to do something about preserving this beautiful and important building. I walked around it last week and it is beginning to fall apart. If it is neglected much longer it will end up needing to be demolished ( or is that plan? ) I know that finances are short at the moment but couldn't the National Trust be persuaded to take it on. Too many of our beautiful buildings have been demolished, especially during the 60;s and 70's. Please someone, do something before it's too late! The park is excellent and worth a visit but the tea room is no longer open. Park is free to visit but small charge to park a car. Didn't get to see the animals as they were closed up very early but theres a large, well equipt play area for children

6  Thank olgabuckley
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We were so sad to see the state of Wythenshawe Hall (15/04/12) broken windows and boarded up. We hope in the future to be able to see its interiors.

5  Thank 75Sooz
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

My husband and I got married in the Grandfather Room at Wythenshawe Hall 10 years ago and it was just lovely. I was new to Manchester and knew very little about it so was completely taken with it.

Having lived within a few miles of it ever since, I've spent many happy afternoons at, and around the hall in Wythenshawe Park with my family, enjoying the farm, the gardens and even one year being taken to visit Santa in a horse and trap at his secluded grotto at the gardens!

Love this place, hope everybody who visits the area gets to enjoy some time here...

5  Thank caroline1968
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

I've lived in Wythenshawe for 60 years and I have visited the hall on numerous occasions. The parkland is a beautiful green expanse with small coppiced wooded areas. There ia a safe playground for the children to play; a running farm with goats,pigs sheep, cattle, rabbits,horses and lots of wild fowl. There is also a gardening/nursery area. A duck pond where you can feed and enjoy their antics. Wythenshawe has changed over the years and sadly not for the better but Wythenshawe park hasn't. My wife and I sit on one of the benches, look out on all the beauty and just plain relax. The house is magnificent, but sadly is not open very often due to the present financial crisis. Cromwells forces laid siege to the house in the 1600's. Captian Adams of the parliamentary forces was shot dead and is buried in Stockport. There is a statue of Oliver Cromwell in the park looking towards the house. This is a 'dreamland' and well worth a visit. The housing estate of Wythenshawe once formed part of the original parkland and surrounds Wythenshawe Park - a 'hidden gem' amidst the hubble bubble of a modern day housing estate.

3  Thank jim_greenno1
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