9 Things to Do in Knutsford That You Shouldn't Miss

July 30, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Knutsford (/ˈnʌtsfərd/) is a town in Cheshire, England, 14 miles (23 km) south-west of Manchester and 9 miles (14 km) north-west of Macclesfield. The population of the town at the 2011 Census was 13,191.
Restaurants in Knutsford

1. Gauntlet Birds of Prey

Manchester Road | Next to Fryer's Rose Nursery and Garden Centre, Knutsford WA16 0SX, England +44 1565 754419
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5 based on 406 reviews

Gauntlet Birds of Prey

Gauntlet, Eagle & Vulture park is the largest bird of prey park in the Northwest of England. With over 120 birds of prey, ranging from the smallest owls to the worlds largest eagle and Vultures it really is a haven for animal lovers. Gauntlet has two daily shows at 12.30 and 3 during the months March-Oct and during the winter months weekends only. As well as our two daily displays we have vulture feeding and meet & greet. We have a large children's play area with plenty of room for picnics. We are on the same site as Fryers garden centre and you can leave at anytime and come back for our displays. For those wishing to get closer we have bird of prey experiences which are run 7 days a week throughout the year. This gives people the opportunity to handle and fly the birds.

Reviewed By rotelharp - Manchester, United Kingdom

Visited with family of all ages as it appeared to be an attraction that was suitable for all. The flying displays were really good. Different birds are flown in the afternoon performance to the morning so well worth staying for both. After the flying show the staff wandered round with the birds and talked to visitors with them which is a nice touch. There wasn’t any soap which meant that feeding the goats turned out to be a bit unhygienic. There’s not a great deal of choice of food, but there’s places to have a picnic if you bring one along. The whole space is uncovered so don’t think it would be fun on a rainy day.

2. Tatton Park

Knutsford WA16 6QN, England +44 1625 374400
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4 based on 2 reviews

Tatton Park

Located in 1,000 acres of beautiful deer park, the former Egerton family home is open for you to explore. You're welcome to uncover centuries of history at the Medieval Old Hall and witness life above and below stairs in the Mansion. Wander at leisure through 50 acres of award-winning Gardens and take the family to meet very special rare breed animals at our working Farm. You'll love stopping off in the Stableyard where you can sit back, eat, drink, browse and buy. With over 100 events a year it's the perfect day out! For nearly 400 years the estate was the property of the Egerton family until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1958. Today it is financed and maintained by Cheshire East Council.

Reviewed By Ultron-8 - Norwich, United Kingdom

While I fully understand and accept that entry to this location involves a token payment - even for National Trust members - the attitude and utter rudeness of the male on the gate (on the afternoon of Friday 9th March) was completely unacceptable and so I promptly turned the car around and left. I will never be returning.

3. Knutsford Heritage Centre

90A King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED, England +44 1565 650506
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Knutsford Heritage Centre

Knutsford Heritage Centre is the best way to discover Knutsford and Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford. Changing Exhibitions tell the story of Knutsford and its people. Official Walking Tours of Knutsford run every Friday afternoon (at 2pm from May-October. The Centre also houses the famous Knutsford Tapestry, measuring 52 metres it took 4 years to complete and involved 3,000 people in the stitching. It captures the architecture and every day life of Knutsford in the year 2000.

Reviewed By vixwill - Auckland Central, New Zealand

I was especially interested in the Millenium Tapestry. Individual panels stitched by 3000 locals including 1000 school children were then linked by skilled crafts people by adding trees, Gardens, lawns, animals, people etc. to create a whole view of Knutsford. Each building or object is...MoreThank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you were able to identify your cousin's home on the Millennium tapestry. Should it be of interest we are now able to print individual properties from the tapestry onto Christmas cards.

4. Seven Sisters Farm Ice Cream

Holmes Chapel Road | Cheshire, Knutsford WA16 9ER, England +44 1565 723813
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Seven Sisters Farm Ice Cream

HALLOWEEN AT SEVEN SISTERS Saturday 25th October to Sunday 2rd November SPOOKY MAIZE MAZE APPLE BOBBING PUMPKIN CARVING AND FANCY DRESS COMPETITION THEMED FLAVOURS OF ICECREAM SCARY CAKES AND BAKES OPEN WEDNESDAY T0 SUNDAY 10.30 AM- 5.00 PM LAST ENTRY TO THE MAZE 4PM CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Reviewed By 19wolfwhistle87 - Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed the icecream, the cherry chocolate flavour was quite bland and the choc chips were tasteless but the other flavours we tried were great and the icecream on waffle was yummy. Coffees were nice too! We were rather impressed with the cute play area. We will dcertainly visit again soon.

5. Tabley House

Knutsford WA16 0HB, England +44 1565 750151
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Tabley House

A unique University of Manchester collection of 18th & 19th Century British paintings, decorative arts and grand interiors. Cheshire's hidden gem!

Reviewed By ClareMetcalfe - Manchester, United Kingdom

We have driven past Tabley House so many times but yesterday decided to see what the tea room had to offer. We didn't visit the house this time but will return. Tea room is in an area connected to the chapel. Some amazing stained glass windows and a fireplace surround, said to date from 1610. We had brunch which was lovely (eggs benedict, scrambled eggs on crumpets, toast and jam) and the cakes looked gorgeous, a return trip for afternoon tea is a definite.

6. Makers Market Knutsford

Makers Market 16A Princess Street, Knutsford WA16 6BU, England
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Makers Market Knutsford

Reviewed By Tom C - Knutsford, United Kingdom

All manner of stalls are there. Food stalls are particularly interesting & varied.
Get a taste of world food along your visit.
We go there to try different foods & buy what what we like best to freeze & enjoy at our leisure during the month.
You can pick up really quirky things & is a must for out of the ordinary gifts
Look forward to it!

7. Penny Farthing Museum

92 King Street, Knutsford WA16 6ED, England +44 1565 653974
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Penny Farthing Museum

A small penny farthing museum incorporated into a coffee-house with over 30 original penny farthings on display.with a model train circling the restaurant. all set in a beautiful Knutsford courtyard. this is a very popular venue and can get busy.

Reviewed By Eddy75 - Cheshire, UK

Lovely setting for a sunny day as the Courtyard is sheltered.
Warm welcome from friendly staff. Extensive menu.
Well presented and cooked well, a very enjoyable lunch.
Interesting surroundings as the ceiling is full of penny farthings.
Highly recommend and will definitely return.
Thankyou!

8. Peover Hall & Gardens

Peover Hall Farm Peover Park, Knutsford WA16 9HW, England +44 1565 632358
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Peover Hall & Gardens

Reviewed By AbbeyDale - Cheshire

Well worth exploring with lovely rural walks to extend your day. The house is actually still lived in,so with the expert guides the past is bridged to the present very successfully. The house has lots of interest including magnificent historic stables. There is a small tea room with simple home bakes and lovely views if you're lucky enough to visit on a sunny afternoon. The adjacent church is also worth stepping inside and has an interesting grave yard.Check the opening times as they are seasonal and limited.

9. Pickmere Lake

Knutsford WA16 0LB, England
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Pickmere Lake

Reviewed By J_Jarndyce - County Durham, United Kingdom

Now a tranquil environment suitable for walkers, wild swimmers and for feeding the ducks, but once this was a popular holiday area for people from Manchester. The lake was once surrounded with small cabins and there were boats. We were only there for a short time with small children but apparently there is scope for walking around the lake, which would take a couple of hours I should think.

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