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http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall

Near Quarndon
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 5JH

Tel: +44 (0) 1332 842 191

Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland.

Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam.

The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th-century and continue to live at the Hall. Lord Curzon's Eastern Museum is a treasure trove of fascinating objects acquired on his travels in Asia and while Viceroy of India (1899 to 1905).

The Hall was used as a key location for 'The Duchess', the recent Hollywood blockbuster.

 

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/longshaw

Estate Office
Longshaw Estate
Longshaw
Sheffield
Derbyshire
S11 7TZ

Tel: +44 (0) 1433 637 907

A wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland.

The spectacular White Edge Moor overlooks the Derwent Valley and forms part of the long gritstone edge stretching from Stanage towards Birchens Edge south of Chatsworth House.

If you have time, discover the old quarry workings at Bole Hill. Then visit Riley Graves, a circular wall that encompasses the resting place of the Hancock family, who perished in the plague years of the 17th century.

 

http://www.melbournehallgardens.com

Melbourne Hall,
Church Square
Melbourne
Derbyshire
DE73 8EN

Tel: +44 (0) 1332 862 502

Originally a rectory for the Norman Parish Church, it became the home of Sir John Coke in 1628 and has been inherited by subsequent members of the family to the present day and is now home to Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr and their young family.

 

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/peveril-castle/

Market Place
Castleton
Derbyshire
S33 8WQ

Tel: 0870 333 1188
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The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176.
A climb to the castle at the top of the hill to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Hope Valley is a highlight of a family day out in Castleton. Explore the remains of the keep including the garderobe (medieval lavatory)!!

 

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sudburyhall

Sudbury
Ashbourne
DE6 5HT

Tel: +44 (0) 1283 585 337

Late 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors and the Museum of Childhood

Two totally different experiences sitting side by side.

The country home of the Lords Vernon, a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase and Long Gallery.

The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something for everyone.

Explore the childhoods of times gone by, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others. You can be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by the archive film, interactives and displays.

Don't miss

  • Morning taster tours of the Hall
  • Be amazed by the magnificent Long Gallery
  • Was George Vernon's vision an enduring fashion or fleeting fad?
  • Come and 'rock the boat' in the woodland play area
 
 
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