Attractions within two miles of Knutsford town centre.

Knutsford Heritage Centre

The Knutsford Heritage Centre is set in the centre of the town, in a reconstructed 17th century timber framed building off King Street.

Visitor’s find a lot to explore with three galleries over two buildings, two beautifully maintained gardens and a well-stocked gift shop. There is also an exciting, ever changing exhibition programme, demonstrations, walks, talks and activities.

The Heritage Centre is also the home of the Knutsford Millennium Tapestry. Set in three distinct panels. This remarkable tapestry is more than 13 metres long and was created by over 3,000 local residents to celebrate Knutsford in the millennium year.

The centre is […]

By |2020-12-10T16:10:57+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Local Attractions|0 Comments

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House was built by the architect John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester in 1767. The Leicesters lived at Tabley from the 14th Century, first in the Old Hall on a moated island. and later in the fine house as it stands today.

St Peter’s Chapel, originally built on the island in 1678, was moved in 1927 and re-erected on its present site which is adjacent to the house.  The Chapel and the ante-chapel, which now operates as a Tea Room during the open season, have impressive stained glass, (one window designed by Burne […]

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Brook Street Heritage Site

Brook Street Heritage site includes the chapel, graveyard, gardens, chapel hall and exhibition rooms.

The Chapel is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building and was built in  1689, soon after the passing of the Act of Toleration 1689. It is built in red brick with a stone-flagged roof in two storeys with two external staircases. Inside is a gallery on three sides and a pulpit on a long wall. The pulpit dates from the late 17th or early 18th century and the pews from 1859.

It is the burial place of the novelist Mrs Gaskell who […]

By |2020-12-10T16:12:47+00:00April 8th, 2018|Local Attractions|Comments Off on Brook Street Heritage Site

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is a historic estate that may be accessed from the bottom of King Street in Knutsford. The second (main) entrance is at the Rostherne end of the park.  The  estate contains a mansion – Tatton Hall, a manor house dating from medieval times – Tatton Old Hall, gardens, a farm and a deer park of 2,000 acres (8.1 km2).

Tatton Park is a popular visitor attraction and hosts over 100 events each year. The estate is owned by the National Trust, who administer it jointly with Cheshire East Council. Since 1999 it hosts North West England’s annual Royal Horticultural […]

By |2020-12-10T16:18:03+00:00March 6th, 2018|Local Attractions|Comments Off on Tatton Park
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