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Cholmondeley Castle

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SY14 8AH

Tel: 01829 720383

cholmondeley castle

Guide Prices

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.


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:

    • RRStaffordshire
      Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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      Dont forget to carry cash if you want to eat out here.
      4 of 5 stars
      Visited on 21st May for the plant lovers fair included in the entrance fee. Disappointed by the small number of nurseries and plant varieties available. However, the gardens of Cholmondeley castle... Read full review
    • Angela M
      Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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      Lovely peaceful day out but beware the tearoom does not take cards as payment
      4 of 5 stars
      The gardens are beautiful. The walk out to the chapel was well worth it. The tea shop needs to get its act together the queue was very slow moving. Before we entered the tea room My Husband asked a... Read full review
    • klkl2015
      Mold, United Kingdom
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      A lovely day out at Cholmondeley Castle.
      5 of 5 stars
      A lovely day out at Cholmondeley Castle today. Took our well behaved dogs for a leisurely stroll in the sunshine.Lots of other well behaved pooches there too. Gardens were in full bloom, everyone... Read full review


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    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

    Gardens Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays and throughout the month of August the gardens will be open in addition on Fridays (2 Apr 2017 - 28 Sept 2017)
    Autumn Tints - Open Sundays only in October (1 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017)
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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