Tatton Park is steeped in history; there is evidence of human habitation in the area of the estate going back to the Iron Age. In medieval times the village of Tatton was on the site. This has since disappeared but the area of the village and its roadways are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. By the end of the 15th century the estate was owned by the Stanley family who built and occupied the Old Hall. By the 1580s this building had been enlarged and it was owned by the Brereton family. In 1598 the estate was bought by Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Chancellor of England. Sir Thomas and his children rarely visited the estate and it was loaned to tenants. Thomas' grandson, built a new house on the site of the present mansion, some 0.75 miles (1 km) to the west of the Old Hall.
The park is open daily and the vehicle Entry Charge is £6 (cars and mini-buses). For a discounted entry to all of the park’s attractions, buy a Totally Tatton Ticket which gives you entry to the mansion, gardens and farm. Prices are: Adult £11, Child (4 - 15 years) £5.50 and a family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £27.50. Certain special events including Christmas are not included.
The Park is signposted from Junction 7 of the M56 and Junction 19 of the M6. The entrance is approximately half a mile from Knutsford Railway Station.
There are over 1,000 acres of parkland to explore which are home to herds of beautiful red and fallow deer. Try one of Tatton Park's recommended walking routes, explore some of Tatton's parkland by bike (Bicycle hire is available at certain times of the year), and bring a picnic. You can download the Tatton Park parkland. The children will love the many farmyard animals including pigs, donkeys, horses, cows, goats and poultry, most are indoors. The gardens are great for the children as there is a maze and a children’s garden quiz to follow for a small charge.
If you are planning to visit Tatton Park, choose from small hotels, B&B’s, spare rooms and apartments close to the attraction.
The market town of Knutsford is beautiful with lovely individual shops, pubs and restaurants. Why not visit Gauntlet Birds of Prey next to Fryer’s Garden Centre in Knutsford. There is also Dunham Massey Hall and Gardens 3.7 miles from Tatton Park.
Each year Tatton Park hosts over 100 events, from spectacular outdoor concerts to rewarding educational workshops, the programme has something for everyone including antique fairs, classic car shows, flower shows, spectacular outdoor concerts and Christmas events.
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