The Tabley House Collection

by | Sep 21, 2021 | Explore Knutsford

The finest Palladian mansion in the Northwest, Tabley House, was designed by the architect John Carr of York for the Leicester family in 1767. The House is a beautifully symmetrical Italianate building of red brick and stone, looking out over a broad lake. It is home to one of the finest collections of English paintings as well as the furniture dating from the 17th century including the work by Gillow and Bullock. The iconic House features a tearoom, St Peter’s Chapel with Burne-Jones window and a venue for weddings and film production.


The original State Rooms of the house are open to the public and visitors can see the unique collection of paintings including works by Turner Lely, Reynolds, Dobson, and Lawrence. The exquisitely designed furniture by Gillow, Bullock, and Chippendale also adorns the rooms, along with memorabilia, which covers the intriguing lives of the Leicester family.


Tabley House Tea Room offers a delightful choice of light lunches, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and afternoon teas in a beautiful, peaceful, and historic setting with waitress service at your table.


The 17th Century St Peter’s Chapel was originally built on the mated island next to the Old Hall. In 1927, when in danger of collapse, it was dismantled and re-erected on its present site adjacent to the house. The Chapel has impressive stained glass, with one window designed by Burne Jones. The Chapel was recently used as the film location for an important wedding scene in BBC’s Peaky Blinders.

The Chapel is free to enter and is accessed via the room entrance.

  • Opening Hours: The Collection is open to the public from April to October, Thursday to Sunday as well as on Bank Holiday Mondays between 1 to 5 pm. The Tea Room and Chapel are open from 12 noon until 5.30 pm on the same days as the Collection.
  • Entry Fee: Adults – £7.00, Children and students (with card) – £3.00

Location: The Tabley House Collection, Tabley Lane, Knutsford, WA16 0HB

How To Reach: The Tabley House estate is conveniently located just two minutes from Junction 19 of the M6 and off the main A556 to Northwich and Chester. It is also two miles from the centre of Knutsford with excellent connections to Manchester. Once on the estate, follow the Tabley House and Tea Room burgundy-coloured signs. There is ample parking. Just follow the signs for the Collection and Tea Room.

Casa Mere Hotel is just a 9-minute drive from the Tabley House. For our guests, the House offers exclusive discounts wherein two adults can get entery for the price of one.

Explore Knutsford with us by enrolling for our membership program. Our members enjoy exclusive discounts on local attractions, restaurants, bars, and popular places in the town. Write to us at care@aghotels.co.uk to learn more.

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