Gawsworth Hall
Gawsworth, SK11 9RN tel: 01260 223456

Description:
The birthplace of Mary Fitton, who some believe to be the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets. Ring for details of special events

Location:
2.5m S of Macclesfield on A536

Opening Times:
27 Mar-5 Oct 2-5pm daily

Disabled Access:
Yes

Admission Prices:
£3.80, children £1.90.

 

 

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Grosvenor Museum
27 Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2DD Tel 01244 402008

Description:
An award winning museum whose features include a natural history gallery and a reconstructed Roman graveyard (with original tombstones).

Location:
City centre

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10.30-5, Sun 2-5. Closed Good friday, 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan.

Disabled Access:
Yes

Admission Prices:
Free

 

 

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Hare Hill
Over Alderely, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4QB Tel: 01625 828981

Description:
A woodland garden surrounding a walled garden with pergola, rhododendrons and azaleas; parkland; link path to Alderley Edge (2m).

Location:
NE of Macclesfield off B5087

Opening Times:
3 April-31 Oct; Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Mon 10-5.30. Special opening to see rhododendrons and azaleas: 13 May-2 Jun daily 10-5.30. Closed Nov-Mar.

Disabled Access:
Ample parking, but on slope. Gravel paths - strong companion advisable. Wheelchair available.

Admission Prices:
£2.50. Entrance per car £1.50 (refundable on entry to garden). Parties by written appointment c/o Garden lodge, Oak Road, Over Alderely, Macclesfield SK10 4QB.

 

 

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Jodrell Bank Science Centre planetarium & Arboretum
Macclesfield SK11 9DL

Description:
Get close to the gigantic Lovell radio telescope, experience hands on science exhibits, plus fascinating exhibitions on space, astronomy, satellites and energy. Explore the universe through the exciting Planetarium Show, and discover the trees and wildlife of the stunning Arboretum.

Location:
A535, between Holmes Chapel & Chelford

Opening Times:
3rd weekend in March-last weekend in October 10.30-5.30 daily; winter open weekends only (plus holidays & half terms) 11-4.30

Disabled Access:
Yes (plus audio loop)

Admission Prices:
£3.80, children £2, OAPs £2.70.

 

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Little Moreton Hall
Scholar Green CW12 4SD Tel: 01260 272018

Description:
Began in 1450 and completed in 1580 Little Moreton is regarded as the finest example of a timber-framed moated manor house in the country. The drunkenly reeling South Front opens onto a cobbled courtyard and the main body of the Hall. The Chapel, Elizabethan Long Gallery, Great Hall, wall paintings and Knot Garden are of particular interest.

Location:
SW of Congleton off A34

Opening Times:
23 Mar-27 Oct Wed-Sun 12-5.30 (or dusk if earlier). Bank Holiday Mon 11-5.30. 2 Nov-22 Dec Sat & Sun 12-4

Disabled Access:
Access to ground floor; includes Great Hall, parlour chapel, tea room shop exhibition room. Garden accessible. Wheelchairs and self-drive vehicles available. Sympathetic Hearing Scheme, Braille & large print guide.

Admission Prices:
£3.80, children £1.90. Nov & Dec free entry to hall & gardens

 

 

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Liverpool University Botanic Gardens (Ness Gardens)
Ness Gardens, Neston L64 4AY Tel: 0151 353 0123

Description:
An interesting educational experiences for academics, horticulturists, and amateurs alike, with many features including a heather garden, water and rock gardens, glasshouses etc. Ring for details of special events, courses and lectures held throughout the year.

Location:
Off A540 NW of Chester

Opening Times:
Nov-Feb 9.30-4; Mar-Oct 9.30-dusk. Closed 25 Dec.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair route

Admission Prices:
£3.60, children (under 10) free, 10-18 & OAPs £2.60.

 

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Lomber Hey Farm/Scotch Produce Centre
Andrew Lane, High Lane, Nr Stockport, Cheshire SK6 8HY Tel: 0161 427 2532/6969

Description:
Large family run high class butchers/deli, owned by the rather eccentric farmer known as 'Ricky The Butcher'. Many delicasies sold in the shop, all of which Ricky will be happy to let you taste. A shopping experience with a difference. Main attractions include large outdoor wildlife murals, and occasional rare breeds (llamas, wild boar etc).

Location:
A6 south of Stockport, left down Andrew Ln (opposite Red Lion), on the right signposted Farm Shop / Scotch Produce Centre. 0.5m from Lyme Park.

Opening Times:
All year, Tue-Sun 7.30-5.30 (4 on Sun)

Disabled Access:
Yes

Admission Prices:
Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyme Park
Disley, Stockport SK12 2NX Tel: 01663 762023

Description:
One of the largest houses in Cheshire, set in extensive historic gardens with conservatory by Wyatt, a lake and the 'Dutch' garden, 567-ha park, home to red and fallow deer, magnificent views of Pennine Hills and Cheshire Plain.

Location:
Entrance on the A6, 6.5m SE of Stockport. Disley station 0.5 miles down on A6

Opening Times:
House; 30 Mar-4 Sep, Sat-Wed 1.30-5. Garden; 30 Mar-31 Oct daily 11-5; 2 Nov-30 Mar Sat & Sun 12-4. Park; Apr-Oct daily 8am-8.30pm; Nov-Mar daily 8-6.

Disabled Access:
Limited access, wheelchairs available.

Admission Prices:
House & Garden £3; family £7. Garden only £1.50. Park only £3 per car.

 

 

 

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