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Adlington Hall & Gardens

Adlington Hall’s gardens are an oasis of tranquillity. It’s thought that Charles Legh first landscaped the gardens in the 18th century, in the style of Capability Brown

  • 4.6

  • from 136 Google reviews


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About the garden

With such magnificent architecture at the heart of the Adlington Hall estate, the gardens might easily be overlooked if it weren’t for their impressive scale and features. The large maze grown over many years from Yew is perhaps the most remarkable sight, but also of note is the striking Laburnum archway, which represents an unusual canary yellow alternative to the typical Wisteria arches you might find at other gardens. The Lime avenue is also noteworthy, dating back to the 17th century - one of the oldest surviving examples in Britain.

The grounds have been painstakingly landscaped over many years, with just as much care and attention as has been paid to the buildings, with a large Parterre recently created to add a splash of colour to the East wing. There are various themed areas across the grounds including a Water Garden and Woodland Wilderness, with bridges, temples and follies set about in a rococo style. In Spring, the woodland gardens are covered with vast carpets of bluebells, while summer months are notable for the heady scents in the formal Rose Garden.

Visitors are typically able to enjoy refreshments at the oak-panelled Tea Rooms, though these are currently closed due to COVID restrictions (as of July 2021).

How long is a typical visit?

The average visitor spends 1 - 2 hours (Quarter Day) at Adlington Hall and Gardens.

Opening times

April - August Sundays 2PM - 5PM Private group visits may be pre-booked.

Useful details

Garden area

60 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).



Cheshire, SK10 4LF

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Adlington Hall & Gardens
SK10 4LF
Sat Nav Postcode
SK10 4LF
Public Transport
Nearest station is Adlington; walk is along paved country roads.
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 136 Google reviews

Lee Pitt

a year ago


A bit early for the small formal gardens although the Japanese acers are magnificent, but walking in the 'Wilderness' is wonderful with abundant bluebells, fantastic trees, the river, bridges, ruins, carved yew seats, a temple and follies, amongst other curiosities, and all set in lovely Cheshire countryside.

Elaine Hughes

2 months ago


Attended for a wildlife event, what a beautiful house! The rose garden and maze, and the re-wilding area are lovely. Will be back to visit again.

Mark Atkins

a year ago


Visited on day of a plant fair so excellent value for admission. Lovely gardens to wander around which are easily accessible. When we visited (9thMay) the bluebells in the wood were just about in full flower and looked magnificent.


2 months ago


I was not expecting to go to Adlington Hall today, but my friend phoned me and said "Do you want to go to Adlington Hall?" Sunday? I said "Yes" and off we went! Had to go around the house's to get there as there are roadworks at the Legh Arms Pub. We went via Bonis Hall Lane and although the road that leads to the Adlington Hall Entrance has a road sign saying Roadworks, No Through Road, you can go down as obviously people live on the road and need access! So we went down , but you need to be careful as you turn into the road? Take note please! The weather picked up and we had a lovely walk around the garden's and grounds. There is a car park. Read signage carefully so you don't turn into the private area! My friend paid and for the 2 of us for the House and Garden's the Entrance Fee was £20 total. You could buy a brochure if you wanted to spend for a souvenir of your visit? We went around the house and there were Guide's who were very well informed about the History of the House and the Family. They were very happy to answer any questions we had. We had a cold drink and a cup of tea , plus a very nice piece of cake! St Anne's Hospice runs the little Café apparently! We had a walk around the woodland and although we did not see any Deer they were probably somewhere keeping cool!? Very informative, interesting and enjoyable afternoon if you want a pleasant day or afternoon out!? I recommend Adlington Hall for you to visit. I don't think you will be disappointed?


3 months ago


Great place to visit, lovely house and gardens with lovely walk around the lake, friendly staff and really enjoyed the visit

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01625 829206

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