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Capesthorne Hall

Capesthorne Hall,Macclesfield Information
Capesthorne Hall is the home of Cheshire's Lord Lieutenant, William Bromley-Davenport, whose family has governed the estate since Domesday times when they were appointed custodians of the Royal Forest of Macclesfield.

A journey through the Jacobean-style country house begins in the Entrance Hall of historical paintings, marble sculptures, English, French and Dutch antique furniture and 16th century stained glass windows.

From the Saloon, with its family portraits, bronzes and ebony furniture, the Sculpture Gallery crosses over to the Queen Anne Room which features a monumental fireplace and heraldic mantelpiece surrounded by paintings, marbles and fine porcelain.

From here an impressive staircase leads to the Upper Gallery of exhibition rooms which give further insights into Capesthorne's history - from the Royal Bedroom, American Room and Dorothy Davenport Room to the Child's Room containing treasured toys from generations of Bromley Davenport children.

In the grounds, near the family Chapel, the intricate gilded ironwork of the Italian Milanese Gates open onto the tranquil lakeside gardens. But amid the natural attraction and woodland walks Capesthorne still offers glimpses of its man-made past ... the remains of the Ice House, the Old Boat House and the curious Swallow Hole.

Guests can enjoy the treasures of Capesthorne at their own pace or through pre-booked personal Guided Tours.

The elegant interior and photogenic gardens make Capesthorne an ideal venue for wedding breakfasts and receptions, civil marriages, family celebrations and corporate occasions. And, as only one booking is accepted at any one time, private guests have exclusive access.
Capesthorne Hall,Macclesfield Address
Capesthorne Hall
SK11 9JY
Map and Directions
Capesthorne Hall,Macclesfield Telephone No.
01625 861221
Capesthorne Hall,Macclesfield Fax. No.
01625 861619
Capesthorne Hall is Open to the public on Sundays, Mondays (NOT Wednesdays as in previous years) and all Bank Holidays, from April to October inclusively. The Gardens and Chapel are open from 12 noon to 5pm. The Hall is open at 1.30pm until 4.00pm with last admission at 3.30pm.
Refreshments, including soups, sandwiches, tea, coffee, cakes, sweets and ices, are available on most open days in the Butler's Pantry. Parties of 25 and over may pre-book and a selection of menus is available on request.
  • Light Refreshments
  • Tearoom/Cafe/Restaurant
For pre-booked events only
Main car park - 50 cars; Front park - 3,000+
  • Parking On Site
When supervised by adults
disabled facilities
Toilet facilities for the disabled are available. Access to the Hall, for wheelchair users, is restricted to the ground floor only.
  • Disabled Access
If kept under proper control, dogs are allowed in the Park only. Registered guide dogs, however, are permitted in the Hall, courtyard and formal gardens
Combined ticket (Hall, Gardens & Chapel):
Adult £7.00; Child (5-16yrs) £3.50; Senior Citizen £6.00; Family Ticket £16.00.
Mondays only: £10.00 per car (max 4 persons. Additional persons £2.50 each) Mini Bus (max 12 people) £35.00; Coach £70.00.

Gardens and chapel only (Sundays & Bank Holidays):
Adult £4.50
Child (5-16yrs) £2.50
Senior Citizen £3.50

Transfers from gardens and chapel only, to subsequently include the Hall
Adult/Senior Citizen £3.50
Child (5-16 yrs) £2.00
Organised parties are welcome throughout the season, by arrangement. There is ample parking adjacent to the Hall.

Guided tours can be arranged, in advance.

Caravan Park: closed for 2011 season.

Capesthorne For Groups
Special tours of historic Capesthorne Hall can be booked in advance for £6.50 per head which includes admission to the Hall, Gardens and family Chapel. And special lunch packages - including cooked meals, as well as cream teas and afternoon tea - can be booked in advance through the Hall Manager. Special Offer for Wednesday only throughout the season Combined ticket (Hall, Gardens and Chapel) £10.00 per car (max 4 persons) or £35 mini bus (max 12 persons) or £70 coach. Butler's Pantry open for light refreshments pre-booking necessary. Hall Manager 01625 861221.

For enquiries about future events, or about booking facilities at Capesthorne Hall, please send your name, address and e-mail details to:
Guided Tours Available