Opening times for 7 December 2023
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Assistance dogs only
Assistance dogs only permitted beyond the moat
Blue Badge parking. Accessible toilet. Steep spiral staircases, uneven floors and cobbled courtyard. Virtual tour of upper floors. Manual wheelchairs available to borrow.
Accessible route and/or map
Powered mobility vehicles are not able to enter into the building at this time.
Level access to shop
Level access to Welcome Building where you can find our pre-loved books section.
Braille (guide or menu)
Cobbles in the courtyard and spiral stairs within the building.
Large print (guide or menu)
Level access to food outlet
Powered mobility vehicles are not able to enter into Mrs Dale's tea-room but the Little tea-room is accessible.
Available to borrow from the welcome building.
on east side of A34. From M6 exit 17 follow signs for Congleton and join A34 southbound (signed Newcastle) from Congleton
Parking: 100 yards
leave the Macclesfield canal at bridge 86. Map to Hall displayed on towpath
Kidsgrove 3 miles; Congleton 4½ miles
services from Alsager to Congleton (passing close to Kidsgrove), infrequent (not Sundays)
Come for a day out to Little Moreton Hall with your dog. They are welcome on leads on the front lawn, car park areas and the open area outside the moat.
Discover the the iconic Tudor manor house at Little Morton Hall with your group, visit the tea-room, chat to the room guides and living history team, and have a stroll in the garden.
Find out more about hiring Little Moreton Hall for your wedding photography or as a location for filming, including information about our different settings and how to get in touch.
Iconic wood frame moated Tudor manor house, with wonky angles and quirky character.
Knot garden and borders and traditional viewing mounds. Across the moat is a small orchard with young trees.
Mrs Dale's tea-room offers hot and cold food and drinks. Little tea-room offers takeaway options to eat in the garden.
Pre-loved bookshop selling a range of second-hand books.
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.
Whether you’re enjoying one of our self-led trails or the wibbly-wobbly floors, there's plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained at Little Moreton Hall.
Experience Christmas traditions of the past in rooms decorated for Christmases of different eras at the moated Tudor manor house of Little Moreton Hall, on three December weekends.
The cosy tea-rooms at Little Moreton Hall offer delicious meals and treats all year round. Find out about these and the estate's pre-loved bookshop.
A topsy-turvy Tudor house
It’s not your eyes playing tricks on you. Seeing the tumbling architecture of Little Moreton Hall for the first time, engineers in 1990 could not believe their eyes either. This timber-framed building, curled around with a scenic moat, has defied logic for over 500 years. Step back in time inside this higgledy-piggledy house and discover what everyday Tudor life tells us about the way we live today.
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Have a chat with our costumed Living History team on the ground floor, to find out more about how people lived at the Hall. Upstairs, the knowledgable room guides can answer any questions that you have and remember to ask them about the protective marks carved or burnt into the wooden structure of the building to ward off evil.
Knot just a garden
You’ll find herbs and vegetables that the Tudors would have used for their cooking and medicines surrounding the Elizabethan style knot garden. Take a stroll around the moat to spot creatures great and small who call Little Moreton Hall their home.
Enjoy a sandwich and homemade slice of cake inside the quaint Little Tea Room or soak up the sunshine on the lawn with afternoon tea. You’ll find a different experience in Mrs Dale’s Tea Room with service right to your table, warming dishes and a log-burning stove when it’s nippy.
Discover the ritual protection marks scattered about the house, how the Tudors used to sleep twice a night, and why Little Moreton Hall may be the wonkiest house you’ll ever see.
Learn about the Knot Garden restoration project, whose box hedging is affected by box blight, and the creation of a new orchard at the far side of the moat.
Take a glimpse into the Moreton family letters held at the British Library, transcribed by our research volunteers, and offering a valuable insight into 17th century life.