Combermere Abbey set to host annual Bluebell Tour next month as tours open too


Barrie White

COMBERMERE Abbey will again open its gates and host the annual Bluebell Walk Event on Sunday, April 23.

With spring well under way, visitors will enjoy the rare opportunity to discover the Combermere Estate, including access to the pleasure garden and the garden wood, leading down to the lake.

The Abbey’s six-acre walled garden with its magnificently restored glasshouse will also be open for guests to enjoy – walk through the world’s only fruit tree maze, whose blossoms are a sight to behold.

Visitors are welcome to bring dogs on a lead. 

For gardeners, there will be a spring plant and produce sale, and the Combermere Café will offer light refreshments.

Gates will open at 1pm and registration for the last walk is at 4pm. The event will close at 5pm. Please wear appropriate footwear for woodland walking and note the woodland paths are not suited to prams and pushchairs.

Admission costs for the Bluebell Walk are: adults £5; children under 16 £2. Parking is free, as is entry for babies in carriers.

Meanwhile, the Abbey will be re-opening for individual tours from April 4 and they will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.

The tours will last one hour and will run until July 6 – pre-booking is essential and can be done through the estate office on 01948 662 880.

Admission costs are £7 for adults and £4 for children under 16. 

Visitors are asked to note those with mobility issues may struggle to get to the first floor.

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