You can walk through the UK’s longest Christmas lights tunnel at this Cheshire castle

The Bolesworth Christmas Lights trail is described as a "magical fusion of colours, music and unique experiences".

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 9th December 2021

The longest tunnel of Christmas lights has arrived at a castle in Cheshire, and thousands have been flocking to see it.

In the first-ever Bolesworth Christmas Lights Trail – which happened over this past weekend – the iconic Cheshire venue welcomed visitors from far and wide as it opened doors to its illuminated winter wonderland.

As well as including the UK’s longest Christmas lights tunnel – which is over 100 metres long and is made up of 27,500 lights – the 1.2-mile magical lights trail also runs along the lakeside and through winding woodland paths and grounds to provide what is described as a “magical fusion of colours, music and unique experiences”.

You can also watch a “spectacular” laser light show that’s been carefully-choreographed to music, and take the time to appreciate sculpture trail that showcases some of the best local and nationally-recognised artists.

Visitors are also told to keep an eye out for some real reindeer too on the trail.


Not only that, but there’s also a handful of fairground rides for all the family to enjoy, as well as a wide selection of festive food and drink at the on-site Christmas markets, and a number of festive stalls to snap up some special gifts for friends and family.

There’s even the chance visit Santa in his grotto, and go skating on an all-weather and “environmentally-friendly” synthetic ice skating rink. 

The tunnel is over 100 metres long and is made up of 27,500 lights / Credit: Bolesworth

Speaking on the success of the first weekend, Nina Barbour – Managing Director at Bolesworth – said: “It was fabulous to finally welcome so many to our first Christmas Lights Trail at Bolesworth and to see everyone enjoying the attractions.

“We’ve had such positive feedback from visitors, and the team is looking forward to welcoming more guests to our winter wonderland as we run up to Christmas.”

Bolesworth Christmas Lights Trail runs until the 24 December, and you can grab tickets here.

Featured Image – Bolesworth