Heaton Hall is a stunning 18th-century country house that was the family seat of the Egerton family. The home is set in Heaton Park and offers tours of the home and grounds, all with period furnishings and decor. The heritage house is regarded as one of the finest houses of its period in Lancashire.

    Many people come to Heaton Hall to get a glimpse into life in the 18th and early-19th centuries. The attraction is suitable for families with children and anyone interested in history, culture, architecture and fine and decorative arts.

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    Highlights of Heaton Hall

    Heaton Hall is an architectural marvel that’s constructed of sandstone and stuccoed brick in a Palladian design. The grounds are elaborately landscaped to allow for sweeping views of the countryside.

    Inside, you can tour staterooms like the dining room, music room, library and an Etruscan room. Each room is furnished with period materials and designs, including an 18th-century chamber organ, decorative paintings and ornate plasterwork. One of the main highlights is the Cupola, which was originally a dressing room, designed in Pompeiian style with a domed ceiling and mirrored walls that’s one of the few left of its kind in Britain.

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    Good to know when visiting Heaton Hall

    Heaton Hall is free to visit and offers self-guided tours to see all the rooms. Be sure to arrive early to ensure you’re able to tour the home if there are long queues. Due to the historic nature of the home, the number of visitors in the home at one time is limited.

    After seeing Heaton Hall, you’ll find a lot more to see and do in Heaton Park. The park has other landmarks, such as the ornamental Temple landmark designed by James Wyatt and the Dower House, which is now home to the Manchester and District Beekeepers Association and its observation hive, apiary and displays.

    Heaton Hall in Manchester

    Location: Heaton Park, Prestwich, Manchester, Greater Manchester M25 9WL, UK

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