Originally built in 1616, Dorfold Hall is a magnificent brick and stone gabled, Grade I listed, Jacobean house nestled in the Cheshire landscape. Oozing old English charm at every corner, it’s a distinctive and fascinating country house to visit.

Beyond the beauty of the main Hall, the elegant garden holds several hidden surprises – such as a magnificent chestnut tree believed to be over a thousand years old, and the last legacy of the original Delamere Forest. There are numerous traditional borders, secluded dells and woodlands to explore, not to mention uninterrupted views extending over the English countryside from the South Lawns which are breath-taking in every season.

Visitor Info

Opening Times

PLEASE NOTE The hall will be closed for garden access and hall tours on Tuesday 27th July and Tuesday 3rd August 2021 


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


Hall Tours take place on:

Tuesdays 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm



Gardens only
Adults: £8pp
Children (10-16): £4pp
Concessions: £7pp
Children under 10 go for free


Hall Tour and Gardens

Adults: £12pp
Children (10-16): £6
Concessions: £11pp
Children under 10 go for free


Annual Seasonal Membership

(1st April – 31st October)*
*Gardens only, includes one complimentary Hall tour and half price hall tours for the rest of the membership duration

Single: £35 per adult
Joint: £60 per couple
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £75 per family
Children: £15 per child

Free admission for Historic Houses Members

For private group tours and pricing please contact us on

By appointment only – contact us

Disabled Access

Unfortunately, as a historic property, Dorfold was not designed with wheelchair users in mind. The Hall has many stairs and the garden only a few paths. We do, however, have a disabled toilet outside the Hall by the Clocktower and a ramp which will enable access to the South Lawns.

Please do call ahead on +44 (0) 1270 625 245 to discuss your specific requirements and whether we can safely accommodate your needs.


Whilst we welcome dogs in the garden and grounds on a lead, they cannot be taken into the Hall itself.

We kindly ask you to leave the gardens as beautiful as you find them for the enjoyment of all.

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Holiday Lets

Book a short stay in one of our unique holiday lets on the edge of Nantwich – perfectly placed to explore the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

Holiday Lets
The Showground - An unrivalled event facility in the heart of Cheshire.

The Showground

An unrivalled event facility in the heart of Cheshire.

Set in beautiful parkland on the Dorfold Estate, The Showground is a large-scale event space for world class shows and festivals…

Events Diary

Supremely versatile we have the privilege of being able to offer a secluded environment for events within spectacular grounds surrounding the 400 year old Jacobean Hall…

Events Diary at Dorfold
Dorfold Hall - House and Grounds


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