Bowdon was established in the 1840s, when it became an affluent residential scene. The opening of the railway station in 1849 made it the perfect rural location with easy access to Manchester. It has a rich history of development, from beautiful buildings and monuments to picturesque public spaces.
Set in the conservation area of Bowdon and home to the Merchant Princes, opulent houses and impressive mansions from the Victorian period are on display on every corner. The area forms part of the Dunham Massey Estate, previously owned by the seventh Earl of Stamford and Warrington and since bequeathed to the National Trust.
Green Walk once provided the route from the seventh Earl of Stamford and Warrington’s home, the enchanting Dunham Massey Hall, to St Mary’s Church, which still stands proudly opposite Highbank. Today, the nearby parklands of the Hall still offer the perfect setting to enjoy the fresh air of the Cheshire countryside.