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Historic House

Tabley House

Tabley House

Address

Tabley House,
Tabley Lane,
Knutsford,
Cheshire,
WA16 0HB

Details

The finest Palladian house in the northwest, Tabley was designed by John Carr of York for the Leicester family and built between 1761 - 1767. It houses one of the finest collections of English paintings, including works by Turner, Reynolds, Lawrence and Dobson. Furniture by Gillow, Bullock, and Chippendale, together with fascinating family memorabilia adorn the rooms.

Tabley has been use as a TV and film location for various productions. The elegant gallery is licensed for Weddings.
Characterful tea room and 17th Century Chapel including Burne-Jones window.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessDogs accepted

No photography in galleries. No stilleto heels. Slippers can be provided. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only. Civil Wedding License: Civil Wedding Licence plus Civil Naming Ceremonies & Re-affirmation of Vows.

Opening details

House: April - end Oct: Thurs - Suns & BHs, 1-5pm. Last entry at 4.30 pm. Tearoom: Open Thursday - Sunday & BHs, 12 noon - 5.30 pm.

Prices

Adult £5.00, Child/Student £1.50, Senior - £5.00, Groups - £5.00 per person (min 8 people).

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SJ 725777  Lat: 53.29553 Long: -2.41403

From M6, jct 19 take A556 south towards Chester, approximately 1 mile, at first set of lights, branch left for Knutsford. Tabley House is a few hundred yards on the right.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

No photography in galleries. No stilleto heels. Slippers can be provided. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only. Civil Wedding License: Civil Wedding Licence plus Civil Naming Ceremonies & Re-affirmation of Vows.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 23
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

  • There are 23 steps up to the Collection, there is an alternative access route with a lift to the rear of the building. You will need to contact the main office (preferably in advance) to access this on 01565 750151. This entrance can also be used to drop off visitors with a mobility impairment, some limited parking at this entrance for drivers with mobility issues by prior arrangement only. The tea room offers a limited menu but special dietary requirements can be met with prior arrangement.