Discover the Elegance of Tabley House: A North West Gem

by | Sep 21, 2021 | Explore Knutsford

Discover the finest Palladian mansion in the North West, Tabley House, crafted by renowned architect John Carr of York for the Leicester family in 1767. This beautifully symmetrical Italianate building, made of red brick and stone, overlooks a serene lake. Inside, you’ll find an exquisite collection of English paintings and 17th-century furniture, including masterpieces by Gillow and Bullock. The iconic house also features a charming tearoom, the historic St Peter’s Chapel with a Burne-Jones window, and serves as a picturesque venue for weddings and film productions.

Explore the Historic Collection

The State Rooms at Tabley House are open to the public, showcasing a unique collection of paintings by Turner, Lely, Reynolds, Dobson, and Lawrence. Visitors can also admire the finely crafted furniture by Gillow, Bullock, and Chippendale, along with fascinating memorabilia detailing the lives of the Leicester family.

Relax at Tabley House Tea Room

Indulge in light lunches, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, and afternoon teas at the Tabley House Tea Room. Enjoy a peaceful and historic setting with excellent waitress service, making your visit even more delightful.

St. Peter’s Chapel: A Historic Treasure

Originally built on a moated island next to the Old Hall, the 17th-century St Peter’s Chapel was relocated in 1927 to its current site adjacent to the house. Featuring impressive stained glass, including a window by Burne-Jones, the chapel was recently a filming location for a key wedding scene in BBC’s Peaky Blinders. Entry to the chapel is free, providing an enriching experience for all visitors.

Visitor Information

  • Opening Hours: The Collection is open from April to October, Thursday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1 to 5 pm. The Tea Room and Chapel are open from 12 noon to 5.30 pm on the same days
  • Entry Fees: Adults – £7.00, Children and students (with card) – £3.00
  • Location: The Tabley House Collection, Tabley Lane, Knutsford, WA16 0HB

Getting There

Conveniently located just two minutes from Junction 19 of the M6 and off the A556 to Northwich and Chester, Tabley House is also only two miles from Knutsford, with excellent connections to Manchester. Follow the burgundy-coloured signs for the Collection and Tea Room once on the estate, where ample parking is available.

Casa Mere Hotel is just a 9-minute drive from the Tabley House. Plan your visit to Tabley House and immerse yourself in the rich history and elegant beauty of this North West treasure.

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