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Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens

Charcoal Lane | Altrincham, Altrincham WA14 4SJ, England
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Altrincham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Went on the day the hurricane was due. The ward from 1917 was recreated very well, there were no actors playing nurses as I had expected, but still interesting. £6 to park, £12.50 for the ward/house vist and entry to the gardens, it is a hour long 'visit' pass to the house. We the came out to visit the gardens... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had been looking forward to visiting Dunham Massey particularly because of its WW1 hospital exhibition. Unfortunately because of badly timed entry to the house and the sheer volume of people allowed in the experience was spoilt. Things were made worse by the actors who were bought in by the by the Trust to give realism to the experience but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went on a Sunday,did not realise you have to pay extra for parking £6 per car. Paid for entry to house & garden the exhibition of the wartime hospital is very good indeed, informative and thought provoking. Good Shop ,in the cafe we had a lovely cream tea ( huge scones) not too pricey. The gardens are probably better in... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Having learnt about their WW1 exhibition in which they have recreated the Stamford hospital which was set up in the main house during the first world war, we visited with high expectations. Were we let down? Not at all. The new visitor center and cafe is so well run and attractive we really didn't mind the high prices. The gardens... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A thoroughly enjoyable visit, and the WW1 hospital exhibition there at the time was absorbing, educational and very well presented. The restaurant was a bit crowded, but the food, although a limited menu, couldn't be faulted. There is a nice coffee bar/snack bar there too. Well worth a repeat visit just to explore the grounds, but that requires a day... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The WWI exhibition was most interesting as were the kitchens. The restaurant was crowded ( not surprising as it was lunchtime) but there is an excellent coffee bar that sells food too, near to the entrance. Children visiting were mesmerised by the deer wandering around the park.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A huge carpark so we had no problem parking even on a sunny autumn Saturday afternoon. Parking is free for NT members, £6 if not (if you look at it as £6 for a family day out then it's pretty good value). We went to the deer park (free entry) - a huge expanse of grassland, trees, paths etc. perfect... More

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159 reviews 159 reviews
81 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Have been to Dunham Massey loads of times, went to see the exhibition on how it was a hospital during the first world war, great to have actors bringing it to life, added another layer of the complex and amazing history of this amazing old house and building, worth a visit at any time, a amazing old house and gardens,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

wandering around the park with the deer, the walking tour and returning twice over one weekend for more wandering! The 1914 medical wards were fascinating. The only negative was the management of the viewings, on set times. Rather than preventing blockages of people, it caused it. Too many people in one place at one time, rather than a gradual filtering... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had read about Dunham Massey in the National Trust brochure and was looking forward to the visit - we were not disappointed. All the reviews are spot on. The grounds are first class, with lots of places to walk. The house which is set up as it was in 1917 as Stamford Military Hospital is very interesting. Lots of... More

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