The outdoor space of Cannon Hall was created with the same love and passion as the Spencer Stanhope family invested in the Hall. Every inch was meticulously planned and executed to create a truly spectacular landscape.
A perfect setting for romance fairyland is a delight and inspired by the wonder of the Pre Raphaelite age. It has been the backdrop for many marriage proposals.
The natural habitats that exist in the historic landscape have always been of huge importance and an integral part of the outside space. See hundreds of varieties of plants, trees, flowers and a nationally recognised collection of fruit as well as an abundance of magnificent greenery. Home to many animals, birds and insects the parklands are constantly alive with activity – even below the waterline of the magnificent lakes is a wealth of fish and amphibians.
Protection and preservation of the landscape and its wildlife is an important part of Cannon Hall’s ethos and major projects such as the Parks for People project highlight this.
Dedicated staff and volunteers are solely focused on the care of the parkland investing hours to its upkeep.
Visit the parkland on any day and you will see walkers soaking up the atmosphere, dogs exploring, families spending time together and friends socialising all continuing the tradition of making special memories in this enchanting place. While you're there, why not visit the walled garden and meet Mrs King the Cook?
Currently nearing the end of a £3M restoration project, which has been made possible by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, to restore the parklands to their former Georgian splendour.
We are pleased to announce that Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens has retained the Green Flag Award for 2023!