What to expect from Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Hello huns

For my birthday last week I asked to go to somewhere beautiful and pretty to walk and look around. That might seem like an odd request from a 25 year old, but I feel totally at peace with myself and the world at places of history, beauty and elegance. When you take a step back from the crap of reality and emerge yourself for a few hours into a peaceful country home, a castle or lovely gardens your worries seem washed away. Honestly for me there is no better self-care method then taking a few hours to go to some posh pleb’s manor in the countryside and look around his garden.

So when my boyfriend suggested Cholmondeley Castle Gardens for the day, this was a perfectly suitable suggestion. It was around an hours drive for where we live in Stoke-On-Trent and was just the perfect way to spend the day. So he did give me prior warning we weren’t allowed into the actual castle because the family still live there (it was my birthday and still not invite in) but when you see the gardens this really doesn’t matter.


Background information:

The castle was first built in 1801 by George James, 4th Earl of Cholmondeley and the turrets were later built in 1828. The current Cholmondeley family divide their time between this estate and their other home in Norfolk.

Dates/times open:

The Gardens are open between 30th March 2018 until the 30th September 2018. They are open on a Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. They are open between the hours of 11am-5pm.


Plenty of parking just opposite the castle

Suitable for children:

There is a park for the children to play in and lovely gardens to walk around. We did find the paths suitable for prams, however to get to the castle to have a look around the outside was not pram friendly.


There is a little tea shop/cafe located on the grounds where there is cakes, sandwiches and tea/coffee. It was a lovely sunny day when we went so we sat outside, but there was plenty of indoor seating


Adults – £7
Children – £4
Under 4s – Free

Some things to note:

Debit cards/credit cards are not accepted in the tea room so take cash.
Toilets are sparse so we had to change Pippa on a picnic table in front of ALOT of people.
Dogs are allowed but they have to be on a lead

So enjoy these beautiful photos below and if you want to see it even more you can go to my birthday vlog on my Youtube channel (cheeky plug)


We had a lovely time and we will definitely be going back because I saw that they host Dogfest annually so that’s scheduled in my diary for next year.

Let me know if you enjoyed this and whether there is any places I should visit in the Cheshire/Staffordshire or in the UK in general. I’m always up for a road trip.


For more information visit their website: Cholmondeley Gardens


Kate xx

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I'm Kate, a 25 year old going on 40 Northerner and a new mum to baby Pip. I also love taking pictures of my food, singing along to musicals and my dog Ruben. I'm venturing into the unknown world of blogging, so please be kind.

10 thoughts on “What to expect from Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

  1. Belated happy birthday wishes! This place looks stunning, and how on earth is it still so green in this weather?! I particularly love the horse/pheasant mosaic, I will have to set Flora a summer challenge… haha. Glad you had a lovely day and will look forward to reading more posts like this in future! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com


  2. Cholmondeley Castle Gardens looks like the dreamiest place, your photos are so stunning! The greenery is gorgeous and I love the peacefulness of the place. I’m so glad you had a lovely time celebrating your birthday there, it looks like the perfect place for a blissful day 🙂 If you ever get the chance and are in Kent I think you’d love Leeds Castle – you can explore the castle and there’s lots of pretty scenery to look around too ❤

    Sophie | soinspo xo


  3. Wow! Such a gorgeous place! You’re lucky to have spent your birthday there! What a lovely idea for a present as well! The Dogfest sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo


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