Dorfold Hall

Jacobean mansion nestled in 800 acres of idyllic English countryside

Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8LD

Dorfold Hall and Gardens
Free for members
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
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  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
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Quintessentially English, Dorfold Hall is a magnificent brick and stone gabled, Jacobean house.

Originally built in 1616 Dorfold Hall is surrounded by enchanting gardens and woodland. Oozing old English charm at every corner, it makes for a breathtaking country house to visit.

The exquisite interiors of Dorfold Hall retain their original plaster ceilings and elegant oak paneling. The Drawing Room boasts an original barrel vault, dating from 1621, and whose plasterwork was created by Venetian Plasters. In 1771, the architect Samuel Wyatt redesigned the downstairs of the house and then, in 1862, William Nesfield was commissioned to change the size of the lake and the direction of the driveway.

With its tree-lined driveway and Lake the entrance to the Hall is memorable in itself, but then the lush gardens filled with tumbling roses, secluded dells and woodlands are just as captivating. There is also a 1000-year-old Sweet Chestnut tree, the Dingle and several other features, not to mention the uninterrupted view extending from the South lawn.

Dorfold Hall is available for exclusive wedding hire. Sip champagne on the lawns, explore one of its many hidden dells, and be sure you stop to pose for wedding photos at Dorfold’s picturesque lake. Dorfold is an unquestionably romantic wedding venue. Dorfold Hall has a discreet and passionate team who promise to work tirelessly to help create your bespoke vision for your special day.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Between April and October each year we open the garden and car park every Tuesday and also Bank Holidays Mondays from 1pm until 5pm. Last entry is at 4pm.


Free for Historic Houses members. Members should select the relevant option for a “free ticket” when booking, and then present their membership card on arrival.

Adults/OAPs £9.00
Children (10-16) £2.50
Children under 10 go for free

Group Visits

Group visits are welcome, please contact us on or 01270 625 245.

Educational Visits

Both primary and secondary schools can be catered for at Dorfold Hall.

for the latest information.
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
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Getting here

Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8LD

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1mile West of Nantwich on A534, 15 minutes from the M6 and Crewe. Crewe itself being 90 minutes from London and 35 minutes from Manchester by train.

The closest train station is Crewe, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away.

A height restriction (10 feet) applies for the ornate main gate. An alternative entrance does exist, so please do not attempt to enter with HGVs or Coaches. Either ring the office on the intercom at the entrance or call on 01270 625245 for instructions.

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