Local attractions or places to visit in Knutsford include the Heritage Centre, Brook Street Chapel and Heritage Site (the Unitarian Church & Schoolroom), Tatton Park, the Penny Farthing Museum and The Gauntlet, Eagle & Vulture Park adjacent to Fryers Garden Centre on Manchester Road. Visitors to the town can also follow the Town Council’s ‘Blue Plaque Scheme’.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Brook Street Heritage Site
Brook Street Heritage Site Brook Street Heritage site includes the chapel, graveyard, gardens, chapel hall and exhibition rooms. The final resting place of [...]
Tatton Park is a historic estate that may be accessed from the bottom of King Street in Knutsford. The second (main) entrance is at [...]
Gauntlet Birds of Prey
The Gauntlet, Eagle & Vulture park is the largest bird of prey park in the Northwest of England. With over 120 birds of prey, ranging from the smallest owls to the worlds largest eagle and Vultures it really is a haven for animal lovers. Gauntlet has two daily shows at 12.30 and 3.00pm during the months March-October and during the winter months weekends only. As well as two daily displays they have vulture feeding and meet & greet.
There is a large children’s play area with plenty of room for picnics. On the same site as Fryers Garden Centre and you can leave at anytime and come back for the displays. For those wishing to get closer the park holds bird of prey experiences which are run 7 days a week throughout the year. This gives people the opportunity to handle and fly the birds. Local attractions
Tatton Park Centre
Address: Gauntlet Birds of Prey, Manchester Road, Knutsford WA16 0SX
Telephone: +44 1565 754419
NOVEMBER – FEBRUARY:
Saturday & Sunday only – 11am-4:30pm
MARCH – OCTOBER: Daily – 11am-5pm
Penny Farthing Museum
The Penny Farthing Museum has been incorporated into a coffee-house with over 30 original penny farthings on display. A model train circles the restaurant, all set in a beautiful knutsford courtyard. The Penny Farthing Museum is a very popular venue and can get extremely busy.
Knutsford’s Penny Farthing Museum presents an intriguing collection from days gone by. Through 40 antique Penny Farthings guests may be taken back in history: from the earliest of wooden models through to the largest and most advanced Penny Farthing of all, straight out of the 1890’s.
These unique models are complemented by a fascinating collection of ‘Ordinaries’ (as Penny Farthings were originally known) containing some of the most collectable and valuable machines still in existence, including some of the rarest early wooden machines and children’s models. Local attractions.
Tatton Park Centre
Address: Rear of 92 King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED
Telephone: +44 1565 653974
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Monday: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Friday: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Tabley House and Collections
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 Jones) and a grand fireplace originally installed in the Old Hall in 1619.
The Collection is housed in the principal state rooms of the fine, grade 1 Palladian mansion. It contains some of the finest British paintings of the 18th and 19th Century. Paintings by Turner, Lawrence and others, seen in the rooms for which they were painted for.
Also included in the Collection is some fine furniture from cabinet makers Chippendale and Gillow. You will also find some fascinating family history of the Leicesters.
Located in 1,000 acres of the most beautiful deer park, the former Egerton family home is open for you to explore. You’re welcome to uncover centuries of history at the Medieval Old Hall and witness life above and below stairs in the Mansion. Wander at leisure through huge and glorious gardens or take the kids to meet very special rare breed animals at the working Farm.
From walks to wedding shows, car shows to Canalettos, there is something to suit every passion at Tatton Park. Local attractions include:
- Tatton Park’s neo classical mansion – A magnificent Cheshire stately home.
- Tatton Park’s award-winning gardens – One of the region’s favourite gardens to visit.
- Tatton Park’s working farm – A great day out for the family.
- Tatton Park’s Tudor Old Hall – The estate’s oldest and most haunted building.
- Tatton Park’s 1,000 acre deer park – A beautiful place to go for a day outdoors.
- The Stables – A great place to eat in the Stableyard.
- Speciality Shops offering the best in local and Cheshire produce and gifts.
- one of the best annual events programmes in the Cheshire and Manchester region.
Please check the opening times before your visit.
For nearly 400 years the estate was the property of the Egerton family until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1958. Today it is financed and maintained by Cheshire East Council. Local attractions.