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Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

| Malpas, SY14 8AH, England
+44 1829 720383
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Truly amazing!

Cholmondeley castle gardens, must not be missed! Gardens complete with lakes and ponds are... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
ChesterFew
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Chester
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Beautiful

The gardens are amazing and really peaceful. The tea room offers a good range of refreshments, and... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
diplomaticbag
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Beijing, China
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The romantic gothic Castle - a product of the early 19th century - stands on a high rise above a lake. The Castle is surrounded by sweeping lawns and a variety of mature trees, including Cedars of Lebanon, Oak, and Chestnut. The gardens surrounding the Castle provide a lovely mix of colour and height, with intriguing walks around the lake. There is a Temple Water Garden, Rose Garden, a variety of mixed borders. Plantings are planned to provide colour at all times of the year.
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Cholmondeley castle gardens, must not be missed! Gardens complete with lakes and ponds are immaculately managed, a most beautiful place, full of character and contain a host of interesting plants , trees and shrubs. Lots of grass for children to release their energy and a...More

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Cholmondeley_Castle, Admin at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your review, we're delighted you had such a fantastic time and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The gardens are amazing and really peaceful. The tea room offers a good range of refreshments, and there is a nice play area for children.

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Cholmondeley_Castle, Admin at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We're delighted you had a lovely time here and in the tea room also. We hope you can visit again soon!

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The grounds are large ,fantastic trees and walks around the lakes but the borders and rose gardens only recently planted so need time to mature Disappointed that the castle is not open to visitors There is a lovely little tearoom that served great sandwiches and...More

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Cholmondeley_Castle, Admin at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Brenda, like you say once our borders and especially the Lavinia Walk has had time to mature they will be as spectacular as some other areas of our gardens. The castle is still privately lived so there is no access...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We’ve noticed the difference in the way this garden is being maintained in the last few years, it looks lovely and the perhaps the input of the use of the grounds for various events, I,e. Tough Mudder ( and the like ) has given them...More

Thank V B
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Cholmondeley_Castle, Admin at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review V B, Barry Grain our head gardener has made vast improvements to the gardens and will continue to do so. We hope you can visit again soon!

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

What a fantastic day we had watching the special stage of the rally. There was plenty for all the family to see and do. My son was over the moon as he was able to have his picture taken with a few of the drivers....More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The marketing for the gardens is a little optimistic - the gardens are pretty but definitely not among the finest in Cheshire. Open only 3 days a week (Weds/Thurs/Sun) even during school holidays, you get the impression, which is compounded by the dour gardening staff,...More

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Cholmondeley_Castle, Admin at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Good afternoon, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time here in Cholmondeley Castle Gardens but we are especially sorry for your comments about the dour gardening staff and the tea room comments. All the gardeners here take exceptional pride in their work and we...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Pretty castle set in large manicured grounds, follies and water features. We went on the Easter weekend and the plants have not really woken up yet. Visited here a few years back and there was a rare breeds farm and a nice lakeside walk, the...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The Garden is soo cute, huge and amazing.. I enjoyed every moment at that place. 7000 acres of greenary

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Cholmondeley_Castle, Admin at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for your review Aqif, we're delighted you had such a wonderful time! Kind Regards

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

So on the good side it's lovely and peaceful even when busy. Staff are all friendly and helpful. Has wheelchair routes, disabled parking and quality accessible loo. But it's on the small side of huge and unless you've taken a picnic or want to sit,...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning! OMG what a place was shooting a tv programme in the grounds what a lovely quiet tranquil place in ENGLAND. This is a must see and would be perfect for wedding photos too

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Joanneltidy
22 June 2018|
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Response from graham e | Reviewed this property |
Horse flies and gnats, so a general repellent should suffice.
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dympnag1047
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Response from graham e | Reviewed this property |
Cholomondeley is stunning at the moment azeleas just about at their best. Tatton park gardens are worth a visit and Ness gardens on the Wirral too
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Sarah H
7 February 2018|
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Response from the-snape-family | Reviewed this property |
Early Spring to see the beautiful bulbs late spring for the rhododendrons, summer for glorious flowers and autumn for the vivid colours of trees.
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