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Cholmondeley Castle and gardens

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Address: Chlomondeley | Malpas, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1829 720 383
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We have passed by on lots of occasions and finally decided to visit this weekend. Unfortunately we turned up on a Saturday and were extremely surprised to find it closed. What a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Colleen M
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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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256 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have passed by on lots of occasions and finally decided to visit this weekend. Unfortunately we turned up on a Saturday and were extremely surprised to find it closed. What a very odd day not to open. However we persevered and returned the following day. Also please note gates do not open until the very late time of 11am!!.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Cholmondeley gardens for the first time and was very impressed with the grounds and gardens. It was a lovely day and was sorry we didn't take a picnic as there was plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views. The temple garden was beautiful and so peaceful. There happened to be a teddy bear's picnic on the day... More 

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Thank Caroline V
Nottingham UK
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98 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

An outstanding garden and one we've meant to visit for years. So pleased we finally got there. There is a lot of transitional work going on at the moment after the death of Lavinia last year, the new plans should make it even more stunning. Take the walking shoes as it is bigger than you think

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Thank Malsville
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Family members came up to stay with us for a few days and decided to take the to Cholmondley Castle and gardens, it's a big estate with well manicured gardens, the animal farm is a little sparse and could do with a little more signage for the children, the gardens are the real treat for us, wonderful ponds and little... More 

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Thank Gary B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Been going to Cholmondeley castle on and off for 25 years.Not been for a couple of years till today and really surprised in its demise.1.All the koi carp have gone out of the main lake.2.The shop has closed down.3The aviary has been pulled down and there is no small animals for the youngsters to see any more.4.At the farm there... More 

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1 Thank BostonHWC
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Visited the gardens for the first time last Thursday 23rd June. The grounds are extensive with individually themed gardens. There are walkways between the various gardens with magnificent views of the castle, lakes and surrounding countryside. When you have taken in all there is to see, stop off at the tea rooms for a well deserved drink and/or something to... More 

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Thank JTG21
UK
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146 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Enjoyed our visit despite the rain! Very polite welcome at entrance. Clean tidy walkways throughout gardens up to castle. Great views. Picturesque gardens with interesting features and well designed. Very well kept. Good to see cattle and calves in fields approaching parking area, but no info as to breeds. Interesting visit.

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Thank VHMW
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Last minute decision to visit Cholmondeley castle due to the weather being miserable and cold, however it appeared to be raining everywhere but not at Cholmondeley! Although the entrance fee £7.00 is per adult on a quite day it's so worth it. The grounds are impeccable order and the variety of plants are amazing. We went to the Chapel (bit... More 

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1 Thank Joan B
Chester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

First we had to queue for nearly half an hour - why the people taking the money at the entrance had to take money then walk into their hut to get change and entrance ticket seemed silly, they needed a money bag on them. Then we went for a coffee another long queue again half an hour but seemd longer.... More 

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Thank Clair262
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the third visit I have made to this beautiful place, each Autumn I have witnessed the spectacular colour changes in the foliage. The sweeping grassy areas, immaculate gardens and the majestic castle make this a special place. There is an aviary, some alpaca, llamas, pigs, goats, and horses. This year it was full of carved pumpkins with seasonal... More 

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