Plan your visit

Clayton Hall is a moated sited hidden behind trees in Clayton Park (Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 4RU) in East Manchester, close to Manchester City FC’s Etihad Stadium.

Clayton Hall is a very old building and is Grade II* listed and we are bound by some limitations. Unfortunately, some rooms are not accessible by wheelchair. Find out more below and how to get here.

Getting around Clayton Hall

There are cobblestones over the Grade II listed bridge from Clayton Park into the Hall’s grounds. The pathways in the Hall’s grounds are tarmacked however some surfaces are uneven and may be slippery when wet. If you require assistance, please feel free to get in touch prior to your visit by emailing

The following rooms are accessible on the ground floor: Main entrance, Victorian Kitchen, Victorian Dining Room, Wash House, Tearoom/Gift Shop and Tearoom Dining Room. There are steps down into the Cold Store Room. There are baby changing facilities and WCs in the Georgian section of the Hall and an accessible WC in the Tudor section of the Hall near the Tearoom.

Unfortunately, as Clayton Hall is a very old building and is Grade II* listed, we are bound by some limitations. The following rooms are not accessible by wheelchair: Cold Store, Bedroom, Drawing Room, Costume Room, Memories Room, the Clayton Hall Room, the Humphrey Chetham Room, and the Tudor Landing/Gallery.

History presentations are held in the Clayton Hall Room on our open days however if you cannot access this room, please let our volunteers know as our history presenters can provide a demonstration for you.

Getting here

If you’re travelling within Greater Manchester, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has a handy journey planner — whether it’s by tram, bus, bicycle, or car. Click here to plan your journey.

By tram

Clayton Hall has its very own tram stop.

Take the Ashton tram at Piccadilly Gardens or Piccadilly train station and alight at the Clayton Hall tram stop. Cross the road to Clayton Park (next to St. Cross church).

By bus

If you are travelling from Manchester city centre, you can reach us by bus on routes 216 or 231 from Piccadilly Gardens.

Book to St Cross church on Ashton New Road. Alight and walk towards Droylsden (Clayton Park is next to St. Cross church). Enter the park’s main gate and continue across the moat bridge.

By car

Head out of Manchester towards Droylsden, on the A662. Continue past the City of Manchester Stadium, on left. Continue to St. Cross church, on left. Clayton Park is just beyond St. Cross church.

Or leave the M60 at Junction 23. Head towards Manchester on A662. Continue through Droylsden to Clayton, past the Aldi store on left. Continue to Clayton Park on the right (corner of Clayton Hall Road, just before St. Cross church). Park in bays at front of park on Ashton New Road or in side streets off Clayton Hall Road, disabled parking only in Clayton Hall’s compound.

Important – please note: parking restrictions apply when Manchester City FC are playing at home, so please be sure to park outside restricted zones.

Clayton Hall has its very own tramp stop on the Ashton/Eccles line.