Tatton Park is one of Cheshire’s biggest and best-known historic estates. Encompassing a mansion, manor house, gardens, a farm and a deer park, the site expands across 2,000 acres. During the summer months, Tatton Park offers a broad range of activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The fifty acres of gardens at the historic site are in full bloom and feature some impressive displays of giant rhubarb, hydrangea and apple crops developing. The kitchen garden is where fresh ingredients for Tatton Park’s iconic Stables Restaurant are grown. Potatoes, salads and the Pink Fir Apple potato are considered local delicacies! With numerous areas of the site closed off due to social distancing measures, there’s still plenty to enjoy at Tatton Park.
Knutsford Heritage Centre
Knutsford Heritage Centre is located on King Street in Knutsford and is housed in a reconstructed seventeenth century timber framed building known as Musgrave’s Yard. The premises were historically used as an ironmonger’s and was revamped in 1988. Since then, the Knutsford Heritage Centre has played host to numerous artefacts related to local history. It also features two courtyard gardens, an exhibition gallery and a gift shop. The main attraction is the Knutsford Millennium Tapestry, which comprises a 40-foot long triptych that was created between 1997 and 2001. Local historical artefacts that are also on display include local history books, pamphlets and historical photographs.
Peover Hall and Gardens
Located in the parish commonly known as Over Peover, Peover Hall is a Grade II* listed building. Originally built for Sir Ralph Mainwaring, the historical house has been upgraded numerous times over the course of its history. Replete with history, the historical house is a popular tourist attraction today. American tourists are keen to visit the country estate, as it hosted General Patton’s 3rd Army, during preparation for the D-day landings.