What is Dunham Massey famous for?

What is Dunham Massey famous for?

Dunham Massey contains one of the largest collections of Huguenot silver, largely collected by George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington. During his 64 years at Dunham Massey, he accumulated over 1000 pieces of silver.

Can you walk through Dunham Massey?

Escape the hustle and bustle of Manchester at Dunham Massey’s famous deer park and gardens. You can join the daily walks at 1.30pm to discover more about Dunham’s history and wildlife. Or take the route through ancient trees, for 2.5 miles of easy terrain.

Who lived at Dunham Massey?

The manor and its manor house, also called Dunham Massey, was then passed to the Inghams, the Stranges, the Fittons and the Venables, before finally being acquired by the Booth family of nearby Barton, in whose hands the lands remained until the mid-18th century.

Can you walk around Dunham Massey for free?

You no longer need to book to visit Dunham Massey. Entry to the gardens, house (weekdays), servants’ courtyard (weekends), deer park and car park is free for National Trust members, but please bring your membership cards with you.

Why is it called Dunham Massey?

The name Dunham is derived from the Anglo-Saxon dun, meaning hill. The Massey element of the name is a result of its ownership by the Massey family. The manor of Dunham is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as having belonged to Aelfward, a Saxon thegn, before the Norman Conquest and to Hamo de Masci afterwards.

Why is Dunham Massey called Dunham Massey?

The area of Dunham Massey was originally called just Dunham but was given the Massey addition to distinguish it from another Dunham near Chester. The family that settled there took their name from Masci in Normandy. The last baron was Hamon who died in 1341.

How long is the walk around Dunham Massey?

10.8 mile
Dunham Massey Circular is a 10.8 mile loop trail located near Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Can dogs go to Dunham Massey?

We love dogs at Dunham Massey and they are welcome on a short lead in the deer park, gardens (from 12 noon), shop (currently closed) and ice cream parlour. If you’d like to walk your dog off lead you can head to the North Park – ask for directions on arrival.

What statue has been removed from Dunham Massey?

A “degrading” statue of a black man has been removed from the grounds of a National Trust-owned stately home. Workers removed the Grade II listed sundial figure from in front of Dunham Massey Hall, near Altrincham in Greater Manchester on Thursday.

How much does it cost to get into Dunham Massey?


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Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Family (1 adult) £13.20 £12.00

Is Dunham Massey open tomorrow?

Open: deer park, house (Mon–Fri), servants’ courtyard (Sat–Sun), gardens, restaurant, café, ice cream parlour, shop, north park.

How much does it cost to visit Dunham Massey?