Visiting the Biennial

The Biennial is hosted by Tatton Park, which is owned by the National Trust and managed by Cheshire East Council.

Tatton Park welcomes over 750,000 visitors every year who come to enjoy the 1,000 acres of parkland and to visit the stunning 19th century mansion, 50 acres of award-winning gardens, the working rare breed farm and Tudor Old Hall. Tatton is regarded as one of Britain’s most complete historic estates with evidence of Stone Age people hunting on the site and farming activity in the Bronze Age. The estate was acquired by the Egerton family in 1598 and owned by them for a further 360 years. Tatton Park was left to the National Trust on the death of Maurice, 4th and last Baron Egerton of Tatton, in 1958. Stableyard shopping and dining includes several shops and a quality restaurant specialising in fresh local produce, all combining to make Tatton Park a perfect day out! For more information, visit


These times apply to Tatton's High Season when the Biennial is running:

Parkland open every day 10am to 7pm (last entry 6pm)

Formal Gardens and Restaurant open every day 10am to 6pm (last entry to gardens 5pm)

Mansion open every day except Monday 1pm to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Shops open every day 11am to 5pm


There is a £5 car entry charge to Tatton Park which also applies to National Trust members

A Totally Tatton ticket is recommended for visitors to the Biennial, which allows entry to the Formal Gardens and Mansion, both of which exhibit Biennial artwork along with the parkland. This ticket also allows entry to Tatton’s farm.

Adult £10 Children (4-15) £5;  Family (2 adults + 3 children) £25

Single attraction entry ticket: Adult £5.50, Child £3.50, Family £14.50

National Trust members have free entry to the Mansion and Formal Gardens

For more information about opening times and prices on the Tatton Park website.


By Car Tatton Park is situated in the town of Knutsford, Cheshire in the North West of England and is easily accessible from major roads and railways with good public transport links to Knutsford. It is just 20 miles from Manchester and 30 miles from Chester. Tatton Park is signposted from Junction 7 of the M56 and Junction 19 of the M6. The entrance to the park is approximately half a mile from Knutsford Railway Station. It is recommended that post code WA16 6SG is used for Sat Nav systems

By Public Transport Knutsford Railway Station is situated half a mile from the Knutsford Entrance to Tatton Park. It is a further two mile walk down the estate drive to the Mansion and Stableyard area where the Garden entrance is located along with Tatton’s speciality shops and Stables Restaurant. Local bus services are available to Knutsford including the number 27 from Macclesfield, 288 from Altrincham via Wilmslow and 289 from Northwich to Altrincham.

Tatton Park is on the edge of beautiful Knutsford, the town that inspired ‘Cranford’ in the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. It sits in the shadow of Cheshire’s Peak District, a breathtaking area of hills and adjacent plains with their historic houses, picturesque gardens, world class events and quaint market towns just a few miles from the cities of Chester and Manchester

For more information about Knutsford, visit

For ideas about a visit to Chester and Cheshire, including what’s on, where to stay and a great choice of bars and restaurants, visit 

For ideas about a stay in or around the city of Manchester visit the Manchester Visitors website