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


With much regret, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to open the Hall to the public until such a point that it becomes safe for us to do so.

Opening Times


Tuesdays 1pm – 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 1pm – 5pm

As a family home, the Hall itself opens its doors for guided tours only, which take place at:

1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Adults/OAPs £9.00
Children (10-16) £2.50
Children under 10 go for free
Free admission for Historic Houses Members

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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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

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