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Royal Abbey


traditionally commemorates a fourteenth century Cheshire nun, Ida, who tended a sick Vale Royal abbot, and on her death was buried at the site of the high altar. Te monument was erected by the Cholmondeley family, possibly to lend credence to the legend of the nun. Te material in its construction comes from three sources: the head made from a medieval cross with four panels depicting the Crucifixion, the Virgin and Child, St. Catherine, and St. Nicholas; the shaft, made in the seventeenth century and made of sandstone; and a plinth made from reclaimed abbey masonry. Te present country house on the site incorporates substantial parts of the south and west


ranges of the abbey plus Holcroft’s Tudor house.


Today the buildings bear the Georgian splendour introduced by the Cholmondeley family in the 19th Century and just as you’d expect, the surrounding gardens and grounds are exquisite – offering the perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photographs and wonderful surroundings in which you and your guests can enjoy a relaxing reception drink.


Flower clad walkways, formal gardens, panoramic views and a serene lake all help to create a truly picturesque setting that speaks of romance.


... a unique & breathtaking experience


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