CAPESTHORNE HALL & GARDENS
t: 01625 861221
Capesthorne Hall, set in 100 acres of picturesque Cheshire parkland, has been touched by nearly 1,000 years of English history.
Roman legions passed across it, titled Norman families hunted on it and, during the Civil War, a Royalist ancestress helped Charles II to escape after the Battle of Worcester.
The Jacobean-style Hall, with its collection of fine art, marble sculptures, furniture, tapestries, and antiques from Europe, America and the Far East, dates from 1719. The present Squire is William Bromley Davenport, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, whose family has governed the estate since Domesday times.
In the grounds, near the beautiful Georgian family Chapel, the 18th century Italian Milanese Gates open onto the herbaceous borders which line the peaceful lakeside gardens. Amid the natural spectacle and woodland walks Capesthorne still offers glimpses of its man-made past ... the remains of the Ice House and the curious Swallow Hole.
In the Hall itself, visitors can enjoy a series of historic rooms from the grandeur of the Queen Anne Room, with its monumental fireplace and heraldic mantelpiece, to the charm of The Child’s Room with treasured toys and clothes from generations of Bromley Davenport children. Pre-booking is recommended with the option of a comprehensive guided historical tour of the Hall.
The Butler’s Pantry tearoom offers a variety of delicious home-made light refreshments including soup, sandwiches, cakes and cream teas. A special afternoon tea can be provided if pre-booked.
Opening times and fees
We open from April until the end of October annually on Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays (including Good Friday).
The Gardens and Chapel are open from 12 noon until 5pm. The Hall from 1.30pm until 4.00pm (last admission at 3.30pm) and refreshments are available from 12 noon until 4.30pm.
We open again at the end of November for our Christmas at Capesthorne Event (see above and website for details).
Sundays & Bank Holidays
Coach (max 50 people) £200.00 - includes entrance to Hall, Gardens, Chapel and parking
Smaller Groups –
Child (5-16 yrs): £5.00
Senior Citizen £8.00
Family Ticket £25.00 (parents and children aged up to 16 in the same car)
Coach (max 50 people) £150.00 - includes entrance to Hall, Gardens, Chapel and parking
Mini Bus (max 12 people) £75.00 - includes entrance to Hall, Gardens, Chapel and parking
Cars (per vehicle max 4 people) - includes entrance to Hall, Gardens, Chapel and parking
Guided tours cost from £30.00 accommodating up to 30 people.
On ‘non-open’ days special tours of Capesthorne Hall can be booked in advance for groups of 40 or more which includes admission to the Hall, Gardens and Chapel.
For full details of group booking rates on ‘non-open’ days please contact us on the link below: www.capesthorne.com/hall-and-gardens/contact-us or ring the estate office on 01625 861221