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.

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.


  1. Oh that looks lovely. It definitely warrants a return visit -- or two!

    1. I'll be booking a visit as soon as they are available :0)

  2. What a beautiful location. On my dream home wish list is a walled garden (along with a moat & personal chapel). I like the bridge in the Japanese garden. The simple plantings make it look very calm in this garden I think I could wander about the gardens for hours & certainly a return visit is required to the entire estate.

    1. The Japanese garden is beautiful. Definitely a picnic spot for the next visit.

  3. That looks so lovely and peaceful - you look like you had the place to yourselves (or is that just clever photography!)

    1. A bit of both. You have to pay to get in the gardens so that seems to keep the numbers down and then it's a case of a very quick photo before someone comes :0)


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