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Capesthorne Hall

Macclesfield, Cheshire

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Capesthorne Hall near Macclesfield dates from 1719 and has been the family home of the Bromley Davenports since 1726. Inside the interior contains an amazing collection of historic paintings; marbles; sculptures; porcelains; English; European; Far Eastern and American antique furniture collected by family members.

The Jacobean style house dominates the landscape and with its Georgian Chapel and delightful gardens and lakes is set in over 100 acres of parkland.

The Capesthorne acres, which surround the Hall with woodland, parkland, and lakes, provide popular relaxation breaks for visitors on public open days. Through the Milanese Gates, opposite the Chapel, the tranquil gardens, alongside the estate's chain of lakes, merge colourful perennials with more unusual 18th century plants, maples and cherry trees. But the natural beauty of Capesthorne also leads to intriguing glimpses of its man-made past... the remains of the Ice House, the Old Boat House and the curious Swallow Hole.

The formal gardens feature herbaceous borders and they are notable for the late summer fragrance of rasa gallica, rosa rugosa and old moss roses. There is also a small rose arbour and a rhododendron woods and walks leading to an arboretum.

The Hall and Grounds are open to visitors between April and October each year.


Location: Capesthorne Hall, nr Macclesfield, Cheshire

Grid Reference: SJ841727 Ceremonial County: Cheshire

Map Link: StreetMap 

Aerial photo: Google Aerial

Getting there: Between Congelton and Wilmslow on A34, 8 miles from J18 of the M6

Access: some routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility.
Website: www.capesthorne.com
Other Useful Websites: Discover Cheshire Gardens    Gardens Guide

Great British Gardens

Email: info@capesthorne.com
Address: Capesthorne Hall & Gardens, Capesthorne, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Postcode: SK11 9JY Telephone: 01625 861221
Opening Times: April-Oct Sundays and Mondays only. Also Bank Holidays
Gardens and Chapel 12noon-5pm; Hall 1.30pm-4pm

Charges: Hall, Gardens & Chapel: Adult 7; Child (5-18) 3.50; Senior 6;
Family (parents and children in the same car) 16
Gardens + Chapel: Adults 4.50; Child (5-18) 2.50; Seniors 3.50

Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages: Cheshire Attractions       Cheshire Gardens

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