One of the most beautiful homes in England, Adlington Hall, home of the Leghs from 1315 was built on the site of a Hunting Lodge in the Forest of Macclesfield in 1040.

Two oaks, part of the original building, remain rooted in the ground supporting the east end of the Great Hall. Between the trees stands an organ which was played on by Handel and is still operational today.

Other rooms include the beautiful oak-panelled Dining Room, Chapel, Minstrels’ Gallery, Chinese room and Number 10 bedroom. The rooms all display original furniture alongside paintings and portraits that bring to life the story of the house and its occupants.

The Gardens include a Lime walk planted in 1688 and a Regency rockery surrounding Shell Cottage. The Wilderness area includes a Rococo styled landscape garden containing the T'Ing House, a Pagoda bridge and the Temple to Diana. The 60 acres of gardens also include a Rose Garden and Yew Maze.


Easter to 30 September: Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2pm to 5pm (last admission 3.45pm).


Find Us
Find us

Nestled in the Cheshire countryside on the outskirts of Macclesfield, between Prestbury and Poynton. Adlington Train Station is less than 5 minutes walk from the venue.


Car park on site

  • Free


Lynx Taxis 0161 483 1099


Free to Historic Houses members
Gardens: £6
House and Gardens: £9

  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

Private Hall Tours, for a minimum of 20 people, can be booked during by contacting the Enquiries Office on  01625 827 595 or enquiries@adlingtonhall.com

A selection of pre-ordered light refreshments are offered.

Things to See

Upcoming events

25 Mar 2018

Little Wren BIG Wedding Open Day & Bridal Exhibitor Showcase

With over 30 exhibitors and your chance to see this stunning venue ready dressed for a wedding, this is one event not to be missed! A bridal fashion show will be taking place at 12:45pm in the Great Hall. 

Preregister and receive an extra special Goody Bag. Pre registered brides will also receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival.

Admission: Free of charge.

Find out more.


A huge thank you to everyone involved in making our wedding so fantastic, special thanks to Bridget and Lisa. As soon as we saw Adlington we fell in love and immediately knew we wanted to get married there. We definitely made the right decision and had the most incredible day.

Kath and Gareth Llewelyn

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

An ideal venue for corporate use, with meeting space for up to 200 theatre style, Adlington Hall is perfect for any event. Quiet, tranquil and entirely private; product launches can be staged in and around the Hall and grounds, with the circular drive acting as the red carpet for automotive events, or as a stage for high end fashion events.

For a corporate party with a difference, the Hunting Lodge can put on a celebration to be remembered, and for an away day or team building activity Adlington is the perfect base from which to enjoy events that include Archery, Segway, Survival Training, Laser Clay shooting and Cocktail making master classes.

The Great Hall can cater for a drinks reception for up 150 or 90 seated whilst the private dining room can accommodate up to 16 guests for a special dinner celebration. Private parties and Gala dinners can be tailored to specific requirements within the beautifully refurbished Hunting Lodge or on the estate in a bespoke marquee.


  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Projector and screen
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments

We were very impressed with the excellent service provided. The team was very attentive and were quick and keen to try and meet our special requests with the owner. The food was lovely and our guests all commented on the uniqueness of the venue for such an important occasion as ours

Home Instead Senior Care UK

Filming Opportunities

Adlington Hall reflects both the history of English architecture and the 700-year story of a single family, the Leghs. Two sides of the courtyard and the east wing were built in the typical 'black and white' Cheshire style. The south front and west wing were added between 1749 and 1757 and are built of red brick.

The highlight of the house is The Great Hall. Here you’ll find the Great Organ, other rooms include the beautiful oak-panelled dining room, the chapel, the Minstrels’ Gallery, the Chinese room, the Number 10 bedroom, and the old nursery. The rooms all display original furniture alongside paintings and portraits that bring to life the story of the house and its occupants.

Adlington Hall and our vast and versatile grounds make an excellent location or backdrop for TV and film productions, both internally and externally. We’re easy to reach from all over the North West and have plenty of parking available. We have worked with independent production companies as well as BBC and ITV and numerous magazine shoots have taken place at the Hall.

Parking for up to 100 cars – completely exclusive venue prices starting from £1,000 per filming day (7am – 8pm).