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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Medieval great hall
A guided tour takes visitors from the neo-classical Entrance, through the Music Room, Drawing Room, Library, and Dining Room, then on to ornate family quarters and finally a visit to the "below stairs" world of the family servants. Of special note is the cellar railway for carrying coal! This was made necessary because the house was so vast.
The Egerton family did not remodel their old gardens when a new garden style took their fancy; instead they enclosed more parkland to build a new garden space! Thuis the gardens at Tatton are a curious mix of styles from varying time periods, each with its own peculiar charm. There is a walled kitchen garden, beech maze, conservatory (1818), a fernery designed by Joseph Paxton, architect of the Crystal Palace, and an Italian garden. In addition there is a rose garden, topiary, Leech Pool, and Japanese Garden.
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About Tatton Park
Address: Knutsford, Cheshire, England, WA16 6QN
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: on A556. There is a separate charge for parking (even for National Trust members).
Website: Tatton Park
Phone: 01625 374 400
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
OS: SJ745 815
Photo Credit: Noran Caesar, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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