INFORMATION: There will be road closures at Appleton Thorn on Saturday 15th June between 11.30am & 1pm due to the Bawming of the Thorn celebrations.

Please be aware that access to the Hall & Gardens on 29th & 30th June is as part of the Arley Garden Festival only. To book tickets click here.

Your Visit

Find out about year round opening times and prices for daily entry along with the facilities available. Also find out about Historic House and RHS access.

Your Visit

Filming

Find out about the filming of Fool Me Once, Peaky Blinders, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and many other TV productions filmed at Arley.

Filming

The Hall

Arley Hall is one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the North West. The elaborate ceilings and oak panelling, impressive fireplaces, intricate stained glass and beautiful contents make Arley Hall a very special family home. Visitors are enthralled by entering a piece of living history. As a result it gives an insight into the life and history of a family that has cherished Arley as their home for over 550 years.

The Hall is open periodically each month, please check the What's On page of this website to see all the dates it is due to be open.

The Hall

The Gardens

Amongst the finest in Europe the Gardens have been created over the last 270 years by successive generations of the same family. As a result they offer an unusual blend of long history and traditional design with inspired modern ideas and additions. As a result the garden is rich in atmosphere, interest and vitality.

The Gardens

Dogs Are Welcome At Arley

At Arley we welcome all dogs as long as they are on a lead.
Dogs are welcome in all areas of the formal gardens, and in the informal gardens of the Grove and Woodland Walk. They can enjoy a well-earned rest in the Cafe and can even pick up a doggy related souvenir in the Gift Shop.

Please note that dogs are not permitted in the Children's Playzone or the Hall

You can find water bowls and poo bins around the estate and ask that you are considerate and pick up any mess and either dispose of it in the dog bins around the estate or take it home with you.

PlayZone and Picnic Area

Children and families are very welcome at Arley, there is plenty room for outdoor fun in our PlayZone.
Children can enjoy zooming along the zip wire, build castles in the sandpit and play on the swings and slides. There is space to kick a ball and have an adventure in our willow domes!
After playtime there's our picnic area which is perfect for lunch.

PlayZone & Picnic Area

The Arley Plant Nursery

Pick from a large selection of beautiful and unusual Pelargonium’s which are propagate onsite at the nursery, seeds and pots. There are also a small but interesting range of shrubs, clematis and climbers. Entry is free to the plant nursery.

The Arley Plant Nursery

The History of Arley

The earliest building at Arley is the Cruck Barn, built in the fifteenth century. Since then the estate has been in the continuous ownership of the same family. As a result it gives an insight into the life and history of a family that has cherished Arley as their home for over 550 years.

The Arley Estate

The Arley Hall Archives

The Arley Hall Archives illuminates life and work in a country house in Cheshire in the period 1750–1790. As a result it makes available some of the extraordinarily detailed accounts and documents that survive at Arley.

The Arley Hall Archives