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“Nice gardens but overrated.”
Review of Tatton Park

Tatton Park
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Tatton Park Entry Ticket Including Mansion...
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Knutsford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in 1,000 acres of beautiful deer park, the former Egerton family home is open for you to explore. You're welcome to uncover centuries of history at the Medieval Old Hall and witness life above and below stairs in the Mansion. Wander at leisure through 50 acres of award-winning Gardens and take the family to meet very special rare breed animals at our working Farm. You'll love stopping off in the Stableyard where you can sit back, eat, drink, browse and buy. With over 100 events a year it's the perfect day out! For nearly 400 years the estate was the property of the Egerton family until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1958. Today it is financed and maintained by Cheshire East Council.
Reviewed 17 June 2010

As a National Trust member i decided to visit Tatton park.I arrived at 1pm and only had the chance to visit the gardens.
There are plenty of parking spaces and it cost £5.00 to park even if you are a member of National Trust,which i found disappointing.
The entrance to the gardens are situated by the carousel in the stableyard,you are given a map of the gardens on entry.
Each garden is well signposted and gives you written information about it.
As the gardens are so large,electric buggys are available for people with poor mobility.
You start by walking into the walled Kitchen Gardens with its many fresh fruit and vegetables and then you start to wander around the many gardens with their wonderful colours and displays of border plants,rhododendrons,trees and shrubs,the Topiary display situated outside the Kitchen Garden is pretty impressive as well.
As Tatton Park is also staging its second Biennal,you will also see various displays of contemporary artwork situated around the gardens as you walk around.My favourite had to be the huge rocking horse situated near to the mansion.
I was also very impressed with the Fernery and Showhouse,the plants were just full of pratically every colour you could think of.
When you have completed your walk around the gardens,you can enjoy something to eat and drink in the Stables restaurant,take a look around the garden shop which sells some of the fresh produce grown in the Kitchen Garden or take a look around the Housekeepers store which sells homemade jams and biscuits as well as other gifts.
The toilets for Gents,Ladies and also disabled toilets are situated in the Stableyard as well.
If you have children with you,there is a lovely adventure playground situated by the main carpark and information centre.
As you are leaving Tatton Park and its beautiful surroundings,keep an eye out for the many red deer that graze on the surrounding parkland.
I found Tatton Park a great day out but advise that to see the Mansion and Gardens,you have to arrive at 10am when the gardens open.
View Tatton Park website for admission prices,opening times and special events.
www.tattonpark.org.uk
Even though i enjoyed my visit to Tatton Park,i feel its a bit overrated.

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Reviewed 20 May 2010

Made a special visit to Tatton park after picking up an attractive leaflet about the Biennial 2010. Tatton Park was busy and had lots to see including very well tended attractive gardens and great walking in the parkland.
The Biennial felt like th Emporers New Clothes - virtually nothing to see, several exhibits were not operating / completed (on Day 2 of the exhibition!) and it really seemed like the organisers had been conned. We've attended some great modern art exhibitions elsewhere but this was a complete dead loss.

3  Thank Amanda54
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Reviewed 18 April 2010

Me & my boyfriend went here for a day out when we had a rare bit of sunshine, as it's only 20 mins down the motorway for us. We're both 23 and fancied a quiet walk around somewhere, so we packed some butties and off we went :)
It was a fiver to park the car, which I thought was a bit steep - £2.50 for blue badge holders.
Once we got in there we found our way to the court-yardish area where the cafe and shops are, and made our way to the gardens. It's £4.50 for the gardens or for £7 you get access to the mansion and the farm too, so we got this ticket.
The gardens were AMAZING! They reminded me of alice in wonderland - all shaped bushes and roses and beautiful flowers and fountains. It says no picnics but we sat under a tree and ate our butties and didn't get told off! There's a garden maze, which was fun, a lake, you can walk right upto the deer, an orchard house, orangery, conservatory - we could've spent all day walking around here.
We went on a friday so it was really quiet and peaceful.
Afterwards we walked down to the farm - was a bit of a walk from the gardens, about 15 minutes. It's OK if you have children but we wouldn't bother going to the farm bit again, it's only small and isn't that exciting. However when we were there the sheep had just given birth so it was nice to see the baby lambs!
After all that we didn't have time to explore the mansions, but our tickets remain valid for a year now so next time we go we won't have to pay for the mansion tour.
We can't wait to go back and I'd really recommend it. Photographers would love the gardens.

Thank Suziewuzie
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Reviewed 14 April 2009

We love Tatton Park!
We never bother with the special events - there's no need. For a family with young children the park offers fantastic entertainment. The adventure playground is obviously a hit, there are good walks, making dens in the woods, take a football, bicycle or a kite, and picnic lunch. For £4.50 you can park up for a full days entertainment - and if you take your own supplies that's all it will cost you. The farm is extra, but is worth the visit once in a while

Thank littlejon2009
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Reviewed 12 August 2006

Taton park is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. There is quite a bit to do, and you can easily spend the day in the 3,000+ acres. If you are traveling with children, there is a great playground, as well a wonderful farm which our six year old absolutely loved! There are even bicycle rentals on the grounds which help to cover more territory when wandering. You can even take them "off road" and explore some of the nearby forrests. The formal gardens are also worth visiting. I was very impressed with the beautiful flowers and the maze which we got lost in for an hour.

The are also two beautiful mansions on the property with wild deer wandering around their grounds. Unfortunetly, they closed a little early and we missed touring them but we will definitely try to see them next time. We look foward to going back some day.

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