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Notice: all attractions and facilities (including the garden, restaurant and visitor centre) will be closed on Wednesday 26 November for Dunham's annual staff training day. The deer park will still be accessible on foot via the stiles and car park. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you, the Dunham Massey Team

Britain's largest winter garden set within ancient parkland

Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis nestling between the urban sprawl of Manchester and rural tranquillity of Cheshire. While the Georgian hall and Stamford Military Hospital are closed for conservation, the park and gardens are the ideal place to enjoy the crisp clear days of winter.

A ramble around the park will reveal a range of architectural oddities and views of the house punctuated by the resident herd of fallow deer; you may also glimpse other wildlife including owls and woodpeckers. Enjoy guided walks in the garden and deer park, or take the chance to wrap up and wander freely amongst groves of ancient trees.

Dunham is also home to one of Britain’s finest winter gardens, with plenty of scent and colour to delight the senses even in the depths of winter. Unwind on one of the accessible circular walks before warming up with a hearty homemade snack or meal at the Stables Restaurant.

Unusual gifts, homemade produce and plants await you at the shop, as well as light meals and snacks in the visitor centre café. With trails for families and a natural play area, there’s plenty to brighten your day at Dunham. 

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

On your marks - ready, steady, rut!

October and November are a perfect time to wrap up warm for a walk in the park - you may be lucky enough to spot the bucks locking antlers and bellowing as they prepare for the spectacle of the rut.

What's on this Christmas?

Traditions old and new come alive this festive season at Dunham - help the servants prepare for Christmas, craft a special wreath, join in with carols by the tree or visit Father Christmas.  

Winter wonders in Dunham's garden

Dunham hosts one of Britain's finest winter gardens, with plenty of scent and colour, even in the middle of winter. Open from 11am, last admission 4pm or dusk if earlier. Collect your ticket from reception.

Stamford Hospital now closed

Soldiers playing the piano in the rec room at Dunham Massey

We look forward to welcoming you back to Stamford Hospital from 14 February 2015. Please revisit the Stamford Hospital pages from January 2015 to find out more about next season's developments.

Craft a Christmas Wreath

Thurs 4 - Fri 5 Dec

Spend an enjoyable day creating a bespoke Christmas wreath for your front door, with help from the garden team and an array of natural materials from the estate.

Are dogs allowed?

Buddy enjoying a walk at Dunham

Dogs on leads are welcome in the deer park. If you'd like to walk your dog off a lead, you can go to the North Park - ask for directions on arrival. Sorry, dogs are not allowed in the formal garden, shop or restaurant.