VISITORS are being given the chance to step back in time inside one of the UK’s reputedly 'most haunted' houses.

One of Tatton Park’s oldest, listed surviving buildings is opening its doors for the first time in more than 10 years.

There have long been reports of ghostly figures, frightening encounters and even poltergeist activity at this 15th century hall.

Private ghost tours are held there.

Warrington Guardian: Inside the Old HallInside the Old Hall (Image: Supplied)

This hidden gem is steeped in rich history.

Standing within its own grounds in a secluded area of the parkland, Tatton Old Hall has a special atmosphere created by time, place and people.

Warrington Guardian: The Old Hall in the spring sunshineThe Old Hall in the spring sunshine (Image: Supplied)

The red brick manor house usually hosts educational groups and private tours throughout the year.

Conservation teams have been working hard over the winter to prepare the Old Hall ready for the first public opening in more than a decade.

Visitors can take a peep into the past and experience the atmosphere of an early Tudor Great Hall.

Warrington Guardian: Lawn games will be provided to encourage families to relax and enjoy the groundsLawn games will be provided to encourage families to relax and enjoy the grounds (Image: @NationalTrustImages Trevor Ray Hart)

It was once at the heart of Tatton’s lost village, with bedrooms from the Stuart period and spaces that were once home to the Victorian Gamekeeper in the 1900s.

Carolyn Latham, Tatton Park’s mansion and collection’s manager said: “We’re thrilled to have the Old Hall open to the public again.

“There is a beautiful ambiance to the site, so hidden away in the middle of the parkland.

Warrington Guardian: Families are invited to spend time exploring the siteFamilies are invited to spend time exploring the site (Image: @NationalTrustimages James Dobson)

“It has a special place in the history of the estate and we hope visitors will enjoy exploring the buildings and discovering its unique character.”

Families are invited to spend time exploring the site, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, during a series of special summer holiday opening days and encouraged to stay a while, enjoy summer picnics in the grounds, and play lawn games that will be provided.

Visitors can check /events for a full list of Old Hall opening dates.

The first takes place on May 10 and 11 with the last are on September 20 and 21.

Open day tickets are £5 per adult and £3 per child and can be booked online in advance.

Every penny from admission goes back into the conservation and maintenance of the medieval site.