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“Love the place.... well most of it” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tatton Park

Tatton Park
Knutsford WA16 6QN, England
01625 534400
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Knutsford
Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Outdoors
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Rochdale
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“Love the place.... well most of it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We went to Tatton Park today with it being lambing week. The farm was as well run as ever with plenty to see. We did not spend a lot of time at the rest of the Park because to be honest we were too hungry to stay. We tried to get something to eat at the restaurant but it was chaos. We were only getting a sandwich and cold drinks but would have had to queue 15 minutes just to pay (and they do charge a lot in the restaurant too). As others have said, it is also does not offer much discount to NT members.

I know we will go again but we were disappointed with the restaurant today (which is not the first time).

Visited April 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place but avoid the cafe at all cost”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Another lovely walk all through the woods and beside the beautiful lakes at Tatton. So far so good. We decided to stop at the café and have lunch. As we had our dog with us I left my husband and the dog outside at a table and I went in to get the food. Chaos! There were people everywhere and no discernible organisation in the queuing system. There was just one enormous queue that wound it's way through the café, getting in the way of people entering and stopping people from being able to get to the self service food. This really needs sorting out. I was over twenty five minutes getting sandwiches and two hot drinks. If this is the start of the season it doesn't bode well for later on when they get really busy.

Visited April 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“The national trust at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is a full day out. It's well worth a visit for every family member!

The house and gardens bring a bygone time to life. The farm and adventure playground are fantastic for younger children.

Please note that if you are national trust members you will need to show your card at all entry points. You will also need to pay for the car park - not NT facilitated.

If you are not NT members you can get a combination ticket and this can be used over a few days.

Visited April 2013
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Warwickshire
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“Excellent family attraction.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed ar Cranage Hall and tickets to this attraction were included. We visted the farm which our daughter enjoyed very much. Lots to see and do also went on the little train which was great fun. Despite being busy when we visted the grounds are so extensive that you can still feel that you have lots of space to yourself. Visted the tea rooms which were excellent. As part of the deal we also get the chance to visit again and enjoy the attractions we didnt get round on our first visit.

Visited March 2013
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Manchester
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“Good Day Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We had a good day out at Tatton Park on Good Friday. We arrived at 11am so queues were not that bad. It costed £5 to park the car but as we were national trust members entrance to house and garden were free. The Gardens were nice but as it was march there were few flowers and shrubs were not in bloom, it was so cold even the daffodils refused to come out!, however it is still a beautiful garden. The house is beautiful and nice to look around. The guides were friendly and answered any questions we had.
If you want a hot drink I suggest you buy them from the mobile vans near the car park as the main restaurant was at best chaotic, and not very well organised. If you went in for just a drink then you still had to queue with people getting meals and this took quite a long time with people getting a bit annoyed.
There is a old style full size merry go-round for the kids (or the adults!).
To sum up if you have a few hours to spare then this is a great place to go. Best to go when its dry and a bit later in the season so you can enjoy the garden in full bloom.

Visited March 2013
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