This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
In 1970 the sixteenth century Old Medicine House was moved twenty miles, from Wrinehill in Staffordshire to it present site in Blackden, Cheshire. It now stands alongside Toad Hall, home of the author, Alan Garner. All Alan's books have been written in this place; the first of which, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, has been in print since October 1960.
The Old Medicine House has been the location for several films: To Kill a King by Alan Garner by the BBC 1980 and, more recently, Ingenious by Jeanette Winterson made by Lime Pictures for the BBC 2009.
The Old Medicine House is now owned by The Blackden Trust, a charitable trust founded by Alan Garner to protect and preserve the two buildings and the land surrounding them for the benefit of future generations.
Visitor Opening Times
2017 Conducted Tours (2pm–4pm):
Saturday 25th March
Saturday 20th May
Saturday 3rd June
Wednesday 14th June
Wednesday 12th July
Saturday 22nd July Tour
Wednesday 9th August
Saturday 19th August
Wednesday 30th September
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Filming in and around The Old Medicine House by arrangement with the Trustees.
Groups and special visits
All visits to the Old Medicine House and gardens are by appointment only and should be pre-booked. Conducted tours can be arranged. Details of public events can be found on The Blackden Trust website.
Tailor Made Facilities
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