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Stately Homes & Gardens in Derbyshire

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Derbyshire Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

 
blank tabKEDLESTON HALLStately Homes & Gardens
Near Quarndon, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH
Establishment Photo
Take a trip back in time to the 1760s. Designed by the architect Robert Adam to impress and amaze visitors, the house is framed by woodland, lakes and cascades of water.

Discover the most complete and least altered sequence of Adam interiors in the country on the state floor which was designed for lavish entertaining and displaying a magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture and original furniture. Explore the Eastern Museum, full of fascinating objects collected by Lord Curzon on his travels in Asia and while he was Viceroy of India (1899-1905).

Enjoy 820 acres of parkland, including pleasure grounds designed by Adam to blend seamlessly with the surrounding park. Kedleston Hall Derbyshire - Photo © Sam Styles CCL.
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Tel: 01332 842191
E-mail: kedlestonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
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blank tabSUDBURY HALL AND THE MUSEUM OF CHILDHOODStately Homes & Gardens
Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT


The ideal family day out - the intriguing Sudbury Hall and restful gardens featured in the BBC television production of Pride and Prejudice. Sudbury Hall is an unexpected mixture of architectural styles, with remarkable carvings, plasterwork and painting. The formal gardens and meadows lead to a tree fringed lake - perfect territory for kestrels, grey herons, grass snakes, dragonflies and owls. The National Trust Museum of Childhood reopened in Spring 2008 with 8 themed galleries where children and adults can observe a wide variety of childhood experiences from the 19th century to present day.
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Tel: 01283 585305
E-mail: sudburyhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
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blank tabCALKE ABBEYStately Homes & Gardens
Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 1LE


Enter Calke Abbey, a house that slipped from finery to faded glory, where time stopped in the 1920s and grandeur diminished. Collections of birds, ornaments, paintings and family photos sit amongst peeling wallpaper and paint, seeming to wait for the family to return. Captured in time, Calke Abbey reflects the fate of hundreds of country houses earlier this century. See the silver display, the Chinese silk bed (kept in a box until 1985!) and trace the route of 18th century servants along the brewhouse tunnel to the house cellars. Explore walled gardens with their glass houses and the fascinating 19th century ice house. Enjoy over 600 acres of historic parkland (all of which now has National Nature Reserve status) ideal for walks, picnics and relaxation.
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Tel: 01332 863822
E-mail: calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
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The Old Manor

Norbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2ED
Tel: 01283 585337      E-mail: oldmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

The Old Manor & Church Ashbourne Photo © Alan Walker
The Old Manor & Church
near Ashbourne
 - Photo: Alan Walker CCL

 

Low stone-built medieval hall. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, the hall's architectural features include a rare king post roof, undercroft and cellars. The adjacent church (not NT) is worth visiting.
 

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Elvaston Castle Country Park

Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE72 3EP
Tel: 01332 573799

This beautiful 200 acre park was landscaped in the 19th century. The historic garden was neglected for many years but was rescued 40 years ago by Derbyshire County Council. Today there is a formal Italian garden with a parterre, wide herbaceous borders, clipped yews and a lake. The old walled garden, renamed the 'Old English Garden', contains herbaceous borders, a herb garden and a rose garden. The fine topiary and many evergreen trees make a visit to Elvaston enjoyable in the winter as well as the summer.

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Catton Hall

Catton, Walton on Trent, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN
Tel: 01283 716311    Fax: 01283 712876
E-mail
: estateoffice@catton-hall.com

Georgian House built in 1745 by Smith of Warwick is surrounded by an estate bought by ancestors of the present owners in 1405. Contains most of its original collection of fine 17th and 18th century pictures, furniture and memorabilia. Gardens and private chapel.

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Melbourne Hall

Church Square, Melbourne, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 1EN
Tel: 01332 862502    Fax: 01332 862263
E-mail: melbhall@globalnet.co.uk

An historic house and garden. Once the home of Prime Minister William Lamb who as Lord Melbourne gave his name to the Australian city. A wonderful formal garden with Yew tunnel and Bakewell's wrought iron arbour.

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Hardwick Hall

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ
Tel: 01246 850430    Fax: 01246 854200
E-mail
: hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Hardwick Hall West Frontage Derbyshire Photo © Tony Bacon
Hardwick Hall West Frontage -
Photo: Tony Bacon CCL

 

One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses. Like a huge glass lantern, Hardwick dominates the surrounding area - a magnificent statement of the wealth and authority of its builder, Bess of Hardwick. Designed by Robert Smythson, the house is remarkable for being almost unchanged since Bess lived here, giving a rare insight into the formality of courtly life of the Elizabethan age. There are outstanding collections of 16th-century embroidery, tapestries, furniture and portraits. Walled courtyards enclose fine gardens, orchards and a herb garden, and the surrounding country park contains rare breeds of cattle and sheep. In the grounds are the remains of Hardwick Old Hall, which Bess continued to use after her new house was built.

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Wingfield Manor

Manor Road, South Wingfield, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7NH
Tel: 01773 832060

A huge, ruined country mansion built in 1440 by Ralph, Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here in 1569, 1584 and 1585. Unoccupied since the 1770s, the manor's late-Gothic Great Hall and the 'High Tower' are testaments to Wingfield Manor in its heyday. *2 Peak Practice and Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre have been filmed at the manor. The manor contains a private working farm. Visitors are asked to respect the privacy of the owners, to keep to visitor routes and not visit outside official opening hours.

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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP
Tel
: 01246 565300    Fax: 01246 583536    
E-mail
: info@chatsworth.org

Known as one of the wonders of the Peak, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house and gardens have attracted visitors, from all over the world, for many generations. Throughout the house there are paintings, tapestries and fine pieces of furniture. The sculpture gallery contains magnificent specimens from Classical times, to the present, and the library contains one of the greatest private collections of books, prints and Old Master drawings in the world. There is a Farmyard, opened to give visitors an insight into how the farms and woodlands on the estate are run. There are picnic areas as well as a children's adventure playground, gift shop, refreshments and a restaurant. In the garden you can explore 5 miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, the kitchen, cottage and rose gardens, temples, sculptures, fountains, streams and ponds.

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The Revolution House

Old Whittington, Chesterfield     Tel: 01246 345727

Charming thatched cottage, formerly an Alehouse, named after the Revolution of 1688. Display of 17th Century country furniture, video, temporary exhibitions. Open: Good Friday to end of September 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Admission free.

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Sutton Scarsdale Hall

Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire     Tel: 01604 735400 (Regional Office)

The dramatic hilltop shell of a great early 18th Century baroque mansion. With superb views looking out to Bolsover Castle, over the Vale of Scarsdale, this is a wonderful spot for a picnic.

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Haddon Hall

Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA
Tel: 01629 812855    Fax: 01629 814379
E-mail
: info@haddonhall.co.uk

Haddon Hall is the seat of the Duke of Rutland. It is often described as a picturesque and romantic fortified manor house. It is one of the best preserved medieval houses in the country and is also one of the most popular of the great houses of Derbyshire.

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Pavilion Gardens

St Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BE     Tel: 01298 23114

Established in 1871 by Edward Milner, pupil of Sir Joseph Paxton, these 23 acres of Victorian landscaping on the banks of the River Wye include a Winter Garden, octagonal iron and glass Concert Hall and the spa swimming pool. Using a £3.3m lottery grant, the gardens are being restored to their former glory. The new bandstand is part of this work. Restaurant, lounge bar, self-service cafeteria and coffee shop.

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