There's plenty of things to see, do, and explore in Cheshire. From family-friendly activities to entertain the kids to football stadium tours, designer shopping outlets, historic museums and leisurely strolls in Cheshire’s stunning National Parks, you’ll be spoilt for ways to spend your time with us. So, for when you are enjoying a relaxing spa break in Cheshire, here are the top 10 things not to be missed near Mottram Hall.
Tatton Park distance from Mottram Hall: 25 minutes
Steeped in medieval history, Tatton Park is a National Trust property and one of the UK's most complete historic estates. Home to lots of wildlife, including deer and farm animals, it makes for a fun and memorable day for family and friends. You can read more about the wonders of Tatton Park in our guide: ‘How to enjoy a memorable weekend break in Cheshire’.
Dunham Massey distance from Mottram Hall: 33 minutes
Further to Tatton Park, Dunham Massey is a wonderful garden for all seasons, featuring an ancient deer park to marvel at and a house replete with treasures for visitors to discover.
Lyme Park distance from Mottram Hall: 32 minutes
Then there is the lovely Lyme Park, noted for its stunning house that is surrounded by picturesque gardens, moorland, and deer park. From guided walks to park runs and cycling, there’s a great family outing to be had.
Distance from Mottram Hall: 59 minutes
The UK's number one zoo, with over 7000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered on the planet; Chester Zoo is a family favourite and the subject of award-winning Channel 4 documentary, The Secret Life of The Zoo. Read more about Chester Zoo and other top Chester attractions in our guide: ‘What to do during a day out in Chester’.
Distance from Mottram Hall: 35 minutes
Home to the most successful Premier League football club in history, Old Trafford is a national treasure. The History by Decade exhibition is for those supporters who prefer stories to statistics. It tells the story of United's development from a local works football team to a globally admired empire.
Distance from Mottram Hall: 36 minutes
One of the UK’s largest indoor shopping centres, the Trafford Centre & Barton Square is Manchester's top shopping destination. The mall has a diverse range of shops and restaurants to suit all budgets, plus an eleven-screen cinema complex. Better still, there are over 11,500 free car parking spaces.
Distance from Mottram Hall: 53 minutes
Every day is a sale at Cheshire Oaks McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. It’s home to over 80 designer brands at up to 60% less, all year round. With plenty of coffee shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, it’s ideal for casual dining after a long day shopping. Popular fashion retailers include Mulberry, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors and many more.
Distance from Mottram Hall: 12 minutes
As part of Cheshire's Year of Gardens '08, The National Trust opened the Secret Garden at Quarry Bank for the first time. Restored to its former glory, this unique 18th-century garden contains fine displays of rhododendron and other spring blooms and has delightful vistas, with the River Bollin running through the valley.
Riverside walks, meandering paths and raised beds are some of the features that have been rediscovered during restoration work, reflecting the 'picturesque' style of the original design.
Distance from Mottram Hall: 42 minutes
One of the country's most vibrant cities, Manchester city centre is bursting at the seams with cultural activities. From live music to sports, art, theatre, attractions and fine dining; you'll find it all here and it’s just 30 minutes from Mottram Hall.
Distance from Mottram Hall: 11 minutes
Popular with famous faces, premiership footballers and the setting for The Housewives of Cheshire TV show, Alderley Edge is home to more millionaires per square mile than anywhere else in Britain, besides London. A hub of high-end boutiques, restaurants and bars, this quaint English village is dominated by The Edge, a wide sandstone escarpment made famous by novelist Alan Garner.
Distance from Mottram Hall: 58 minutes
At the southernmost end of the Pennines with breathtaking views, the Peak District National Park is a well-trodden route with ramblers and an idyllic day out for all. The park falls mostly in northern Derbyshire but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.
- Tatton Park, Dunham Massey, and Lyme Park
- Chester Zoo
- Manchester United Football Club
- Trafford Centre and Barton Square
- Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
- Jordell Bank Discovery Centre
- Quarry Bank Mill
- Manchester City Centre
- Alderley Edge
- The Peak District National Park
When enjoying a delightful spa break in Cheshire at Mottram Hall, there is so much to see and do, as you can see from the attractions listed above. These are just some of the many highlights that Cheshire can offer visitors and we are confident you will have a great time experiencing them during your stay.