We are normally open Thurs, Fri & Sat 11am to 4pm (but closed Fri 31st May)

We offer a range of guided walks and talks around Knutsford led by one of our extremely knowledgeable volunteers.

Further down this screen is information about the Tapestry Tour and also various Guided Walks. We also offer virtual versions of our Cranford and Mrs Gaskell and People and Places tours at the centre for those who cannot undertake a walking tour.

Bespoke walks are available for groups of adults or children. Please enquire for details.

Please feel free to email the Centre to discuss a date and time for your proposed visit: info@knutsfordheritage.co.uk


Price Guide

Walking Tours

King Street: 1,000 Years of History - £10
People and Places - £10
Tales & Trails - £10
Cranford & Mrs Gaskell - £10

Tapestry Talk only - £6

Combined Walk and Talk (please specify which one of the above walks) - £12


Virtual Tours

These are a PowerPoint presentation in the Tapestry Gallery.

Cranford and Mrs Gaskell - £5
People and Places - £5


All prices are per person


Our Tapestry Talk

Enjoy a 30 minute talk on the masterpiece created by over 3,000 members of the local community. The Tapestry captures life in Knutsford in the year 2000. Three large panels Tatton, Canute and Toft which together are an incredible 40ft long, contain a staggering 6.5million stitches! The talk explains how and why it was made and tells some of the real life stories at the heart of this unique piece of art.

Our Guided Walks

Knutsford 1000 Years of History Tour

This walk encompasses 1000 years of history and takes visitors along the length of King Street, the oldest of Knutsford’s streets and originally named ‘Via Regia’ after King Edward I.  From impressive Tatton Park to the beautiful 17th century Brook Street Chapel, with a detour to the Moor, enjoy a pleasant stroll through time.

Cranford and Elizabeth Gaskell Tour

Travel back in time with our guide to discover Knutsford as the real Cranford. View the childhood home of Elizabeth Gaskell the church where she married and see the shops and residences that would have been frequented by the Cranford Ladies.

People and Places Tour

This tour takes you on a journey around Knutsford discovering some of its great historical characters. You will learn about Kings and highwaymen, architects and authors, gentry and generals. You will also discover the fascinating history behind some of Knutsford’s landmarks: the battles on the Heath, the old Prison and Knutsford during WW2 to name a few.

Tales and Trails Tour

Take a guided walk around Knutsford and explore some of its more hidden and/or unusual attractions on a route which leads you gently around the town from Tatton Park gates in the north to the Parish Church in the south. Learn something of the people – both great and small – who shaped Knutsford from earlier centuries to the present day. And there are the buildings. See the good, the bad and the mad: enjoy their history and hear about some of their entertaining, and famous, associations.

Terms & Conditions

Groups must be a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 50. We will try to accommodate groups smaller than four but you must contact the centre in advance to discuss. A deposit of 25% is required, which is non-refundable in the event of a visit cancellation. We accept cash or cheques made payable to ‘Knutsford Heritage Centre’. We also accept payment by Visa Card at the Centre.Please contact the centre by phone/email to discuss the date and time of your visit before completing the booking form.

If you plan to come by coach let us know in advance, as we have easy access to Tatton Street car park for coach drivers.

Book a Tour

Please complete this form to request a booking. One of our volunteers will then be in touch.

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