Bolsover Castle - a ruined Jacobean Castle
Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle was founded on medieval times, but the ruins which are visible today almost all date from the Jacobean period. It was built by Charles and William Cavendish, Earls of Newcastle.


historic interest good views
Calke Abbey, Melbourne, Derbyshire. Home of the Harpur-Crewe Family.
Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey, is a unique country mansion, formerly the home of the Harpur-Crewe family, near Melbourne, Derbyshire. Now in the hands of the National Trust.


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Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, Peak District. Home of the Dukes of Devonshire.
Chatsworth House and Park

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, in the Peak District. Home of the Dukes of Devonshire, the Cavendish Family. First built by Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here. The greatest house of the Peak District, set in a large park.


historic interest good for children good for exercise good views
Eyam Hall in the historic Plague village of Eyam, Derbyshire Peak District. Wright family home.
Eyam Hall

Eyam Hall is a fine 17th Century Hall in the Plague village of Eyam, Hope Valley, which is still in the hands of its original builders, the Wright Family.


historic interest good for children
Haddon Hall - home of the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland. Bakewell, Derbyshire Peak District
Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home of the Dukes of Rutland, the Manners family, formerly home of the Vernons, in the Peak District by the River Wye near Bakewell, Derbyshire.


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Hardwick Hall Elizabethan mansion built by Bess of Hardwick. Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Hardwick Hall and Park

Hardwick Hall, a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built by Bess of Hardwick, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Renowned for its tapestries and with fine gardens. Set in a large park.


historic interest good for exercise good views
Ilam Hall and Park near Ashbourne, a National Trust property
Ilam Hall and Park

Ilam Hall is the remains of the hall built by the Watts Russell family in the 1820s, close to Ashbourne. The Hall and Park now belong to the National Trust


historic interest good for exercise good views
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire - built by Robert Adam. Home of the Curzon family
Kedleston Hall and Park

Kedleston Hall, a classical Palladian Mansion built by Robert Adam, near Derby, Derbyshire. Home of the Curzon family and Lords Scarsdale, it is filled with memorabilia of Lord Curzon's time as Viceroy of India. Set in large park.


historic interest good for exercise good views
Lyme Hall, Pride and Prejudice house in Peak District. Home of the Legh Family.
Lyme Hall and Park

Lyme Hall, a fine Italianate house in Disley, Cheshire, on the edge of the Peak District. Used by the BBC in their adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' - this is where Mr D'Arcy lived. Set in a large park with gardens.


historic interest good for exercise good views
Sudbury Hall, home of Vernon Family, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England.
Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall, once the home of the Vernon family, is a fine and highly individual late 17th Century house south of Ashbourne and between Derby and Uttoxeter, Derbyshire. It also houses the 'Museum of Childhood'.


historic interest good for children good for exercise
Tissington Hall, Tissington, Ashbourne - home of the Fitzherberts
Tissington Hall

Tissington Hall is the 17th century home of the FitzHerbert family in Tissington Village near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Wonderful furniture, paintings and porcelain collection.


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