Cheshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others) many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Cheshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed



Adlington Hall and Gardens - "One of the most beautiful country homes in England...reflects both the history of English architecture and the 700-year story of a single family, the Leghs" - public open days on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays during April to September - - "We have accessible toilets in both the Hall and The Hunting Lodge, where there is also a lift. However, wheelchair access to the House and Gardens is limited so please get in touch for more information"   click here to see their video


Arley Hall and Gardens - Victorian country house built in the Elizabethan style, home of Lord & Lady Ashbrook, has elaborate ceilings & oak panelling, impressive fireplaces, intricate stained glass. - Fine gardens created over the last 250 years with herbaceous border the unique Quercus Ilex columns, Pleached Lime avenue of trees, furlong walk, arboretum and a Woodland Walk, Adventure Play Zone (children up to 10), garden trail, Tudor Barn Restaurant - The Grove and Woodland walk are not suitable for wheelchair access during wet periods, however the gardens has good wheelchair access, no matter what the weather, please be aware though that the pathways throughout the gardens are all either grass and gravel


Beeston Castle (ruin)(EH) - see its history from from the Bronze Age to Beeston's glory days as a medieval fortress to its ultimate decline in the Civil War, 40 acres of woodland park - on a very steep hill, wheelchair access is not recommended. Please also note that much of the site has uneven surfaces -


Biddulph Grange Garden (NT) - Congleton - Victorian garden created by James Bateman for his plant collection. Unique lay-out, one of the UK's must visit gardens - Access toilet, Braille guide, Induction loop, Narrow gravel paths, due to steps, squeeze stones etc some routes may not be accessible


Cholmondeley Castle Gardens - early 19th century romantic gothic castle, Temple Water Garden, Rose Garden, collections of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Magnolias and Camellias, deer park mere and nature trail, farm animals and aviary, Tea Room, farm shop, play areas, picnic area - Disabled toilets, signed wheelchair route through the Temple Garden, limited number of manual wheelchairs available for loan


Dunham Massey Hall (NT) - Altrincham - 18th century house with recreated Victorian setting, Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House, historic stable buildings, deer park, park and garden tours - disabled toilets, baby-changing, access to the house / hospital is limited, accessible grounds, flat paths with firm surfaces


Gawsworth Hall - Macclesfield - home of the Richards family, half-timbered Tudor manor house, see fine paintings, furniture, sculpture and stained glass on a tour, rookery, tilting ground and Elizabethan pleasure garden, events - we have no accessibility info for this site


Hare Hill Gardens (NT) - Macclesfield - woodland garden, walled garden, surrounded by parkland, croquet, Giant Dominoes, wooden carved hares sculpture trail - Braille guide, large print guide, partly accessible grounds, no other accessibility info found


Little Moreton Hall & Gardens (NT) - Congleton - Iconic Tudor Manor House, epitome of black and white buildings, guided tours, exhibitions, self-led walks, garden, tea room - Disabled toilets, baby-changing, braille guide, induction loop in ticket office and shop, virtual tour, radio hearing system on guided tours, steep spiral staircase to upstairs and cobbled courtyard


Lyme Park - Disley - 1400 acre estate, once home to the Legh family, Edwardian era setting with lavish interiors, try out the piano, read a book in the library, or take the children to play in the nursery and the school room, rose garden, ravine garden, herbaceous borders, Crow Wood Playscape for children, moorland, deer park, cafe - Disabled toilets, baby-changing, Level access to garden and house from Orangery Car Park, 1st floor of house accessible via Stag Parlour entrance, induction loop availableat the reception


Ness Botanic Gardens (University of Liverpool) - 64 acres, gardens, walks, events, family activities, visitor centre, cafe, shop, garden store - accessible toilets, wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to pre-book, some areas may be inaccessible to wheelchairs


Norton Priory Gardens - 18th century Walled Garden, orchards, a fruit garden, rose walk, woodland, wildflower meadow, National Collection of Tree Quince, sculpture trail, tea room, shop - Runcorn - accessible toilets, disabled parking


Peover Hall and Gardens (Tatton Estate) - Knutsford - The Hall is an Elizabethan house 1585, Guided Tours around the Hall, Carolean stables built in 1654, 500 acres of landscaped 18th Century parkland, formal gardens with ‘garden rooms’ filled with clipped box, lily ponds, Romanesque loggia, warm brick walls, unusual doors, secret passageways, beautiful topiary work and formal, herb and walled gardens, Tea Rooms - - no accessibility info found -


Tatton Park - Knutsford - Located in 1,000 acres of deer park, the former Egerton family home is open for you to explore, Tudor Old Hall, witness life above and below stairs in the Mansion, Gardens , special rare breed farm, playground - accessible toilets, tarmac access at the Stableyard and a paved approach path to the toilets at Home Farm. Electric buggies (Gardens only) and manual wheelchairs are available for loan. Braille and large print guides are available ‘Mobile’ hearing loop systems are available Wheelchair friendly picnic tables. A stair climber is available operated by Mansion AssistantsThe routes to the main show gardens are paved with compacted gravel which facilitates access for people using wheelchairs. Path gradients are within the recommended limits. Ramp to entrance, step-free access to most areas - more on their website




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