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Cholmondeley Castle

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SY14 8AH

Tel: 01829 720383

cholmondeley castle


The Cholmondeley Family have lived at Cholmondeley since 1200. The present Castle was built in the early 19th Century by the 1st Marquess and was until her death in November 2015 the home of The Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley the wife of the late 6th Marquess who spent the greater part of her life creating the magnificent garden at Cholmondeley being determined to create a garden which would have its own identify. These extensive ornamental gardens attract thousands of visitors each year eager to enjoy perfect plantings in these spectacular surroundings. Whatever the season within the gardens there are always plants and shrubs in flower from early bulbs through different types of magnolia, camellia, azalea and rhododendrons. With its beautiful Temple Water Garden, rose garden and many mixed borders, lakeside walk and picnic area, children's play areas, farm animals, including Llamas and Alpacas, ancient private Chapel in the Park and Tea room. This is truly a garden for everybody young and old.

The castle is not open to the members of the public except to groups by special prior arrangement only.




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    Recent Reviews:

    • Kathpasta
      Trip Type:
      Beautiful Autumn Colour and Good Lunch
      5 of 5 stars
      I've been to Cholmondeley a couple of times with my 4 and 2 year old but only ever in the summer. Visited on a sunny Sunday in October to take in the stunning autumn colour. They have a great... Read full review
    • Darran S
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      4 of 5 stars
      Visited today, Sunday. Be aware of opening times before visiting as it is not open Saturdays and various other days in the week, if any in October. Very impressive gardens, areas and views. Did not... Read full review
    • ajgater
      Stockport, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Tough mudder visit!!
      4 of 5 stars
      Went primarily for mini mudder and tough mudder, lovely gardens which was in all honesty the only part we saw. The view of the castle was lovely but really we were there to watch crazy people do... Read full review



    Provider Features

    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • Outdoor Attraction


    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (free)


    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Payment Methods

    • Special group rates

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted
    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Off A41 Chester/Whitchurch Road and A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road. SAT NAV SY14 8ET.

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    Opening Times

    Autumn Tints - Open Sundays only in October (2 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
    Autumn Tints - Open Sundays only in October (2 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016)
    Gardens Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays and throughout the month of August the gardens will be open in addition on Fridays (25 Mar 2017 - 29 Sept 2017)

    * Cholmondeley Castle Gardens will also be open to the public in addition to normal days of opening on Fridays during August 2016.

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Child£3.00 per ticket
    Adult£6.00 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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