National Trust - Tatton Park
Tatton Park was our first National Trust visit and it didn't disappoint.
Set in the countryside, not far from Manchester airport it is a beautiful place to visit. So quiet and peaceful.
Tatton Park was owned by the Egerton family from 1598 although it was not until the early 18th century, when Tatton Park was inherited by John Egerton, that a branch of the Egerton family made it their main residence and a “new” house was built on the site of the present Mansion and completed circa 1716.
It remained their home until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1958.
More about the mansion can be read here
The Garden is one of the most picturesque in England and is an almost complete picture of how it looked in Edwardian times.
There is a walled kitchen garden
A Tower Garden
The Tower Garden is dominated by a tower which would once have been used to watch for sheep stealing on Tatton's parkland.
My favourite. The Japanese Garden
Plus many more we never made it to. They can be read about here.
There is a pond, a lake and lots of walking trails around the estate which consists of 50 acres of landscaped Gardens, 1000 acres of deer Park, a rare breed farm and medieval Old Hall.
We're hoping to go back for a visit when hubby has time off in August.