Visit to Adlington Hall
A day visit to Adlington Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Tuesday 14 April 2015
Adlington Hall lies in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, set in glorious gardens and surrounded by the 2000-acre Adlington estate. One of the most beautiful country homes in England, the Hall reflects both the history of English architecture and the 700-year story of a single family, the Leghs.
The beautiful brown-and-white half-timbered East Wing contrasts with an imposing Georgian south front, complete with pillars and portico. Tucked behind is a sheltered courtyard and at the heart of the house is the Great Hall, a masterpiece of medieval craftsmanship. Petrified oak trees support the east wall and Handel is said to have played the historic great organ.
In the gardens, you can discover seventeenth century follies in the Wilderness, stroll through the laburnum arch to the old-fashioned rose garden and tackle the challenge of the intriguing English yew maze.
Cost is £38 per person. The price includes: return coach travel from Lytham St Annes; a light lunch on arrival at Adlington Hall; a guided tour of the Hall and Gardens; refreshments before departure for home.
En route to Adlington Hall we will stop for refreshments in Knutsford. After a light lunch in the Hunting Lodge we will divide into two groups. Whilst one group has a guided tour of the Hall, the second group will explore the extensive gardens landscaped in the 18th Century in the style of Capability Brown. The Head Gardener, Anthony O’Grady, who trained at Kew Gardens, will take the garden tour. The two groups will then exchange, ensuring everyone has a tour of both the house and gardens.
Flat comfortable shoes, plus a waterproof, are advisable for the tour of the gardens.
Refreshments will be provided before our departure home. The coach will leave at approximately 4.45 pm
A booking form is available to download here.
Below are photos of this excursion