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Marbury Country Park

Attractive Marbury Country Park near Northwich was once part of a large country estate, the history of the estate stretches back to the thirteenth century. The ostentatious grand hall which once stood there was built in the 1850's and modelled on Fontainbleu. The hall deteriorated over the years and fell into a state of severe neglect, it was consequently demolished in 1968.

The mere at Marbury Country Park

Marbury Country Park

In 1975, 196 acres of the estate were leased by Cheshire County Council from its then owners ICI and major restoration work was commenced. Marbury Country Park is cared for at present by the Countryside Management Service to the benefit of wildlife and visitors.

The Lime Avenue

Marbury Country Park

The mere, which is used for watersports, has some excellent views over to Great Budworth church. In the spring the woodland by the mere is awash with a carpet of bluebells and other wildflowers. The woodland contains some impressive and interesting wooden sculptures which have been carved from dead trees. There are lime avenues and a bird hide that overlooks the Mere.

Marbury Country Park

Most of the footpaths around the more formal areas of the park are accessible for both wheelchair and pushchair.

A walk from Marbury Country Park to the Anderton Boat Lift

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