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Brief description of site

Cholmondeley Castle has a landscape park, woodland and lakes. There are also modern ornamental gardens. The site occupies about 240 hectares.

Brief history of site

The site was begun in the late-17th century. There were phases of redevelopment in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Location information:

Address: Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Malpas, Whitchurch, Cheshire, SY14 8AH, SY14 8AH

Locality: Whitchurch, Cheshire

Local Authorities:

Cheshire East; Cholmondeley

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 117 Grid Ref: SJ 536 513
Latitude: 53.0569 Longitude: -2.69374


West of the A49 and south of the A534, 10 kilometres north of Whitchurch.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Telephone 01 829 720383.
Please note that only the gardens are open to the public.

Visitor information:

The site is suitable for visitors with restricted walking ability or who occasionally use a wheelchair.
There is a tearoom, picnic area and a gift and plant shop. There is also on-site parking, disabled parking and disabled toilets.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1650

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 240

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