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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
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.
Other Useful Websites:
Discover Cheshire Gardens
Great British Gardens
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
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