Best places to see bluebells in the North West

Spotting a carpet of bluebells in a woodland is a highlight of any springtime walk. Discover the top spots where you can see carpets of bluebells at special places in the North West.

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

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Bluebells carpet the woodland to the West of the house at Speke Hall, Merseyside

Speke Hall, Merseyside

This Tudor timber-framed manor house on the banks of the River Mersey was restored in the 19th century, and now offers delightful gardens as well as the incredible views. To the west of the house is a patch of woodland that becomes a sea of blue in spring, the perfect spot for an idyllic stroll.

An expanse of bluebells behind a bench in the garden at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

At Dunham Massey stroll down camellia walk to see over 10,000 plants in the cyclamen grove, the bluebell meadow and yellow meadow. Take a walk and enjoy a beautiful display of bluebells on the estate. The largest collection of these delicate flowers can be found under the oaks and witch hazels next to the Bog Garden.

The gardens in the spring at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire.

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

If you step into the North Woods at Rufford Old Hall in springtime, you'll find yourself surrounded by a sparkling sea of blue. This spot is well known for its display of thousands of bluebells in mid-April – arguably one of the best places to see bluebells in Lancashire.

Springtime at Margery Wood, Surrey

Quarry Bank, Styal

Explore the woods which surround the estate and the village that Quarry Bank's mill workers called home. The gardens are bursting with seasonal blooms and as you wander through the woodland you'll be treated to a sea of blue. Don't forget to pack your camera.

The house at Lyme on a beautiful spring day

Gardens to visit in the North West 

Stroll through landscaped gardens at large country houses or discover kitchen gardens with fruitful veg patches. The gardens at special places in the North West are bursting with colour all year round.