Despite confusingly being called Bramall Hall (without an h), despite being in Bramhall (with an h), a top pick for us at any time of the year, and almost any weather is Bramall Hall, just a short walk away from Bramhall Village, in Stockport. It is a destination that has something for everyone.
Be it from the youngest in the family safely taking their first steps on the immaculate lawns, through to the more adventurous kids discovering the climbing frames, trees and hidden nooks and crannies of the woods, through to the adults who are able to enjoy a great lunch in the Stable, in between discovering the incredible Tudor mansion and the landscaped gardens.
On top of the weekly Saturday morning Park Life Runs, there are plenty of events held throughout the year to provide something different whenever you visit.
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Where Is Bramall Hall?
📍Bramhall Park, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 3NX
Bramall Hall, the famous black and white beamed Tudor Manor is located on the edge of Bramhall Village, just a short 1.5 miles to the north of the village. If you’re heading from Stockport, it’s approximately 4 miles to the south of the town centre. Accessible on foot, you can be there from Bramhall in 20 to 30 minutes simply by following Bramhall Lane South.
Alternatively, if you want a slightly more scenic walk, head along Ack Lane East, before following a path taking you down alongside Bramhall Park Golf Club.
This does extend the walk slightly by about 10 minutes, but is well worth it. However, it is more hilly with the path a bit more prone to protruding roots which can pose a trip hazard, to those not so sure of foot, so bear that in mind before heading that way! However, it is still quite possible to navigate the path with a pushchair, if you’re prepared for the odd up and down.
Getting There By Car
If you’d rather head straight to Bramall Hall by car, the mansion and grounds are easily accessible. There is decent parking – approximately 70 spaces – but not huge. If you are heading there on a warm summer’s day at mid afternoon you may struggle to get parked. However, at most other times, you will generally get a space.
There are two car parks, a smaller one, immediately on your left, as you drive into the grounds, and a second larger car park further along. If you can’t get parked in the first – simply follow the road on, and you’ll end up in the car park.
Nearby on street parking is possible, however roads are narrow and can get parked up. If you do decide to park on a side road, please be mindful of residents.
Parking charges are reasonable, especially if you decide to stay for the day:
Using Public Transport
Bramall Hall is accessible from Stockport using bus routes 372 and 378 with stops near by to the grounds. If coming by train, then you can stop at either Cheadle Hulme (which has more regular stops from Manchester and Stockport) or Bramhall. The grounds are then easily accessible on foot from both villages.
What Is There To Do?
There are numerous year round things to do around the house and grounds to entertain the whole family. On top of that there are frequent special events hosted for periods of time, or just for the day; recent examples include a Bear Hunt during the summer holidays and of course the annual Rotary Club’s Duck Race.
Adventure Playground and Woodland
First up is the adventure playground. Bramall Hall definitely has one of the best playgrounds across Stockport. At some point in the near future we’ll be doing a round up review of the best playgrounds across the area (sneak preview, the winner is likely to be nearby Bruntwood Park), but Bramhall Hall’s playground will definitely be up there in the top 5.
On top of the playground which has some great slides, a trampoline and swings there is also a great monkey climbing frame. For the more adventurous kids, there are plenty of amazing trees to climb that can challenge all abilities and ages
Ponds and Rivers
Head away from the house and the playground, down the relatively steep hill and you’ll find the pond and river. This is a great spot to feed the ducks, moorhens and geese and if you’re lucky, you’ll spot a Mandarin Duck. I remember visiting Slimbridge in Gloucester – as a young boy with my gran – many years ago and hoping to see one of these, but I never did.
Since moving up here, we’ve probably spotted a Mandarin Duck on five different occasions.
There’s some great trails running around the rivers for those of you interested in jogging. I regularly find myself heading towards Bramall Hall when out jogging as I can pretend that I’m out in the countryside rather than in deepest darkest suburbia.
The Stables Kitchen
If you’re looking to grab a drink or food, then you’ve got The Stables Kitchen.
Personally, I’ve always found the cafe flatters to deceive. It feels like it should be one of the top cafes around – situated in a beautiful location, hosted in a beautifully restored historic building within a stunning cobbled courtyard and with a great looking menu.
However, we’ve never left, having had a great experience. There’s not one thing that’s consistently bad (e.g. at nearby Notcutts Garden Centre, the service is always hideously slow). At the Stables, it’s just never great. However, it could be that we’ve simply always been unlucky, however a quick review on their Facebook page backs us up with an average rating of 3.3 stars.
Personally, if you do want some food, I’d much rather recommend heading into Bramhall and grabbing a meal at either Juniper or Turquoise. Or alternatively heading to Cheadle Hulme and heading to Loona Restaurant – a Lebanese Restaurant.
If however, you have a preference to stay within the grounds, then the opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday: 10am to 4:30pm
And Of Course Bramall Hall
Bramall Hall stands as a prime representation of a Tudor Manor House, tracing its roots back to medieval times.
Recognized as one of England’s most exquisite gems, this Hall holds significant national value. Its captivating 16th-century murals, distinct Elizabethan plasterwork ceilings, alongside the Victorian Kitchens and Servants’ Quarters, bestow upon it a distinctive allure.
The Hall provides a rare glimpse into the lives of both the families that resided here and the servants that supported them.
The kids have been here regularly, with Mila first visiting for baby story time sessions with Noemi as a newborn. Most recently they were here enjoying the Bear Hunt.
Entry Price and Opening Hours
|Concessions (ages 60+ and students)||£5|
|Children under 16 with a paying adult||Free|
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday – Closed
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday – 11am to 4:30pm. Last admission 3:45pm
So Get Down To Bramall Hall
Bramall Hall isn’t just a historical structure; it’s a tapestry of stories, adventures, and memories waiting to be made.
From the enchanting Tudor architecture to the whispering trees of its surrounding gardens, every corner beckons with a tale of yesteryears. Whether you’re a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply looking for a perfect family outing, Bramall Hall promises an experience that resonates and lingers.
So, the next time you’re in the vicinity of Bramhall, why not let the timeless charm of this manor enrich your day? After all, some legacies, like Bramall Hall’s, are meant to be lived and relived.