Monday, August 9, 2010

Tatton Park The Mansion National Trust

Tatton Park, Cheshire’s Large Visitor attraction of the year in 2004 and 2005, is one of the North West’s most popular heritage attractions. Over 750,000 visits are made each year to the 1,000 acres of deer park, Mansion, Gardens, Old Hall, rare breeds Farm and events. It has a history dating back to Bronze Age farming and has been home to herds of deer since the 13th century. In the late Tudor period Tatton was acquired by the Egerton family who owned the estate until the last Lord Egerton died without heirs in 1958. Maurice Egerton bequeathed the estate to the National Trust and in 1960 a lease was drawn up with Cheshire County Council who managed and financed the property on behalf of the National Trust until April 2009 when responsibility transferred to Cheshire East Council.

We had a really nice time here the park is huge with deer walks over many acres. The mansion is very interesting we visited many parts of this old property including the wines cellar really interesting. As you can see from the photo`s above the boy`s had a fun time playing in the adventure park also. We will be visiting Tatton Park again to explore further.

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