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A view of Lyme house covered in snow. The house can be seen in the frozen reflection pond.
The house covered in snow at Lyme, Cheshire | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Houses and buildings in Cheshire and Greater Manchester

From grand mansions with opulent state rooms to a restored working mill, there is something for everyone to discover in the houses and buildings around Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

Houses and buildings to visit in Cheshire and Greater Manchester

A red brick mill with a tall chimney surrounded by autumn trees

Quarry Bank 

Step inside the mill which led the way into the Industrial Revolution and experience the machines in action. Visit the homes of mill owner and worker to see what life here was like.

The Long Gallery looking south towards the fireplace at Lyme Park, Cheshire


In 600 years, Lyme has acquired all kinds of unusual objects and strange secrets. Dressed for the festive season, the house is open daily in December until Christmas eve. Here's what to look out for.

Servants bells, above the door to the study, for Lord Grey's room and dressing rooms at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey 

When the house reopens to visitors in March 2024, you can explore the traditional country house at Dunham Massey and see the extensive collection inside, which shows how the family lived and tells the stories of those who served them.

Family looking through the windows of the Long Gallery at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire.

Little Moreton Hall 

While modern life rushes by outside, Little Moreton Hall, encircled by a moat, survives as a Tudor fantasy, transporting you back to another time. The hall is dressed for a traditional Christmas through the ages on the Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December (until 17 December) before closing for winter.

A view of the south elevation of the mansion at Tatton Park, Cheshire on a sunny day.

Tatton Park 

The mansion is now closed for the winter. Check back in 2024 for opening times to explore the mansion at Tatton Park, a National Trust property cared for by Cheshire East Council. Discover its opulent state rooms, vast collection and complete servants’ quarters.

The fully restored medieval building of Nether Alderley Mill, Cheshire

Nether Alderley Mill 

Concealed under the long sloping roof of this medieval building is a fully restored, working corn mill.

Macclesfield, Cheshire

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Houses to explore further afield

Speke Hall in winter

Houses and buildings in Liverpool and Lancashire 

From the Elizabethan architecture of Gawthorpe Hall to the homes that were the birthplace of the Beatles, there's plenty to discover inside the buildings we look after in Liverpool and Lancashire.

Allan Bank house cloaked in snow in Grasmere

Houses and buildings in the Lake District 

Alongside its natural outdoor wonders the Lake District also has many inspiring houses and buildings to visit, from the impressive Allan Bank where Wordsworth once lived, to the former farmhouse of Beatrix Potter.

The east front of Nostell Priory with blue sky above and green grass in the foreground.

Houses and buildings in Yorkshire 

Discover Yorkshire's history with visits to the grand halls of Nostell, East Riddlesden and Nunnington, while the ruins of Fountains Abbey will give you a different perspective.

Stars had from an acer tree in front of the mansion house

Houses and buildings in Wales 

Explore magnificent Welsh mansions and their collections, from ancestral homes to buildings designed by renowned architects. Discover the history and tales from bygone days, in breath-taking settings across Wales.

Sunlight shining through the trees in Beeches woodland at Alderley Edge and Cheshire Countryside

Discover more in Cheshire and Greater Manchester

Great houses and glorious gardens, moorland landscapes and medieval deer parks around Cheshire and Greater Manchester.