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“Enchanting escape.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cholmondeley Castle and gardens

Cholmondeley Castle and gardens
Ranked #117 of 299 things to do in Cheshire
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Knutsford
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Enchanting escape.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

It was a busy day when we stumbled upon Cholmondeley Castle, not having been aware of it previously, but it definitely worth visiting, perhaps on a quieter day with less rampaging three year olds hunting for teddybears. The gardens are beautiful and the walks not demanding. Tucked into the rear of the gardens is a delightful walled kitchen garden with one of the most varied and comprehensive selection of fruit and vegetables I have seen.

Visited August 2011
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Cheshire
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“Don't expect to explore a castle!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

Check the opening times carefully before you go because Cholmondeley Castle is only open for part of the year and then not every day - and you can't actually visit the castle at all! It does make a lovely backdrop for the very pretty gardens, though. We thought the shop was very pricey and the first time we visited we found the tearooms absolutely packed, with harassed staff doing their best to cope with the queues.

A better idea is to take a picnic and sit near the lake. There are some picnic tables and a small children's play area but be warned if you have young children with you - the loos are a very long walk away! Also, dogs are supposed to be kept on leads but this seemed to be ignored by most dog-owners.

I should add that it costs £5 per adult and £2 per child to go in, whether you are just going for a picnic or whether you are going to visit the gardens, chapel, tearoom etc. We were a family group of 5 adults and 3 children, so it turned out to be rather an expensive picnic site for us...

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