In and around Cheshire

Red deer stag at Lyme, Cheshire in early autumn

Great houses and glorious gardens, moorland landscapes and medieval deer parks - choose your day out with us in Cheshire.

The sun shining on a path through trees on the top of Alderley Edge

Woodland walks in Cheshire 

Take an autumn stroll through Cheshire woods. Autumn is the time for walking – misty mornings, golden afternoons and crisp blue skies in between. Here are our favourites.

Light reflecting off coloured glass inside Little Moreton Hall

Discover new art exhibitions in the North West this autumn  

Discover contemporary art at places you love in and around Cheshire this autumn, with three new exhibitions to enjoy at Little Moreton Hall, Lyme and Speke Hall.

A couple exploring the garden during autumn at Dunham Massey

Great places for autumn colour in Cheshire 

Stretch your legs and head out to a National Trust place in Cheshire for some gorgeous seasonal colour and great autumn views.

Deb building fun at Lyme, Cheshire

50 things 

Autumn is a great time for outdoor activities – we’ve got some great ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’’ for you to tick off your list! Catch a falling leaf, play conkers, build a den in the autumn woods, fly your kite on a windy autumn day; create some fabulous wild art from autumn leaves and berries, skim a stone on a pond – or how about stargazing into the autumn skies?

Children helping with a pumpkin crop

Spend a spooky half-term Hallowe'en with us

Join us for a Tudor Hallowtide at ghostly Little Moreton Hall to find out how our 16th century ancestors marked this strange time of year. Dress up in a scary costume and take part in Lyme’s Fright Run – or how about doing some pumpkin carving with Jack O’Lanterns? We’ve got spooky tours at Quarry Bank, a special Hallowe'en trail through the garden at Hare Hill, scary stories at Dunham Massey - and to top of your Hallowe'en try our Terrifying Tales from the Cage at Lyme!

The main bed of the Quarry Bank garden

Exotic Guests and Alien Invaders at Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank's picturesque garden was a carefully curated showcase of ingenuity and wealth, with a collection of plants and trees from all ends of the Earth. This has left Quarry Bank with a beautiful but challenging legacy, where some plants that were once prized specimens now have to be treated as invaders.

Distorted painting fill the Great Hall at Dunham Massey

Dunham’s Lost Years

Meet the rebellious 7th Earl and his new wife, London celebrity Catharine Cox. See their story of love, status and scandal played out throughout the house and discover how they altered the course of Dunham’s history forever.

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