Dunham Massey Park and Hall

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The Garden at Dunham Massey, which is located in the grounds and 18th-century house, has interesting historical features like the Orangery, Pump Houses, Victorian Bark Houses, and the ruins of an Elizabethan Mount. This soil is acidic and allows for a wide variety of unusual shade-loving plants, including Giant Chinese Lilies, and rare flowering Azaleas. Expect to enjoy manicured lawns, mixed borders, and woodland. The park covers more than 7 acres, and the Winter Garden is one of the largest in the UK. Roy Lancaster OBE, a plantsman, designed the garden.You can enjoy 1600 winter shrubs, evergreens, and trees that were selected for their fragrance, colour, and texture.

Dunham Massey is a green oasis for those looking for fresh air and open spaces this summer. It’s located on the border of Greater Manchester and Cheshire. This summer, you can find a variety of memories, including family moments, flower displays, wildlife, and hundreds of years worth of history right at your doorstep.

To visit Dunham Massey, you don’t need to book. National Trust members are welcome to visit the gardens, house, servants’ courtyard (weekends), car park, and deer park for free. However, you will need to bring your membership cards. On arrival at the car park, non-members will be required to purchase a full property admission ticket.

Access to the Altrincham Interchange, Bridgewater Canal, and Trans Pennine Trail is easy for those who want to travel by foot or bicycle. There are also bike racks in the parking lot. We are close to the M6 & M56 so we make a great stopover if you are heading to the Lakes this year for a staycation.

Dunham should be accessible to everyone. We understand that each visitor has different needs. We will make it as simple as possible for you, from your initial arrival at the parking lot to exploring the house, gardens, and enjoying a meal at the restaurant.

On request, accessible parking is possible. You can rent powered mobility scooters (PMVs), and wheelchairs by calling 0161 941 1025 to reserve your spot. This summer, we hope to return the use of the shuttle buggy. You can enjoy a quiet sit on the benches and flat paths through the gardens. You can explore the ground floor with a wheelchair lift.

Accessible for wheelchairs, baby changing areas and toilets are available at the Visitor Centre in the car park as well as at the Stables Courtyard within the deer park. The Visitor Centre has an accessible toilet that includes a ceiling track hoist and a wash and dry shower, as well as a changing bench and changing table.

Although every effort is made to ensure the site accessible, there may still be challenges for visitors with limited mobility due the park’s size.

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