Arley Hall & Gardens
This is a place of enormous character, charm and interest where visitors are frequently struck by the warm and intimate atmosphere, and the feeling that Arley is a much-cherished family home. There is also a grand hall to witness, which is an impressive example of halls built in Elizabethan style.
The Gardens, which are amongst the finest in Britain, are outstanding for their vitality, variety and historical interest and are particularly celebrated for their magnificent double herbaceous border.
If it is outdoor fun and games you are searching for, then head for the Adventure Play Zone. Children will enjoy zooming along the zip wire, building castles in the sandpit, flying on the swings or going up and down the slides.
After playtime there’s a picnic area that is great for lunch. It is also a place for everyone to catch their breaths.
In The Grove, discover sculptures created by local artists including colourful abstract art and a giant willow dragonfly in the nearby pond.
A licensed Tudor Barn Restaurant offers a wide choice of freshly prepared food and drinks from fresh sandwiches, homemade soups or a number of main meals and daily specials. On Sundays they offer a very popular Sunday lunch menu. Hot and cold drinks are available with a range of tasty handmade cakes, scones and tray bakes.
Recipes written by the 18th century’s domestic goddess Elizabeth Raffald are being recreated at Arley where she learnt her trade. – the Delia Smith of her time.
Location Details: Arley is signposted from Junction 9/10 on the M56 and Junction 19/20 on the M6. Follow the brown tourist signs.
• The gardens have disabled access
• The hall has disabled access downstairs only.
• Café, toilets, dogs are very welcome on a lead
• There is plenty free parking.
Please visit their website for opening times and prices as they vary throughout the year.
Photo Credits: © Arley Hall
For further information please visit: http://www.arleyhallandgardens.com