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Historic Houses & Castles
If historic houses and stately homes are more your thing then the Peak District & Derbyshire have some of the best in the country with Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Renishaw Hall. Added to this, Derbyshire has a wealth of National Trust properties at Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Eyam Hall and Sudbury Hall and English Heritage's Bolsover and Peveril Castles.
More Houses & Castles
A fine example of a neo-classical mansion built between 1759-65 for the Curzon family, who have lived in the area since the 12th Century.
This small, but charming manor house in the famous plague village of Eyam has been the home of the Wright family since 1672. A Jacobean staircase, fine tapestries, family portraits and furniture are among its interior treasures.
Home of the FitzHerbert family for over 500 years. The Hall stands in a superbly maintained Estate village and contains wonderful panelling and fine old masters. A 10 acre garden and arboretum. Schools very welcome.
Built soon after the Norman Conquest by one of William the Conqueror's knights, Peveril Castle offers breathtaking views across the Peak District. Come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and have fun exploring the Great Keep of Henry II.
The Gardens at Renishaw are Italian in design and were laid out over 100 years ago by Sir George Sitwell, remembered in the prose and poetry of his famous children, Dame Edith Sitwell, Sir Osbert Sitwell and Sachaverel Sitwell.
Tatton Park is often quoted as England's most complete historic estate, with its fine Georgian mansion full of art treasures and original furnishings.
Visit a country house, park and garden frozen in time At Calke Abbey you'll see peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards. Discover the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate.
A fairytale mansion perched on a hilltop, built by Charles Cavendish in 1612 and completed by his son William. Take an audio tour and imagine the days when King Charles I was entertained here in 1634.
Like a huge glass lantern, Hardwick Hall (owned by the National Trust) dominates the surrounding area - a magnificent statement of the wealth and authority of its builder, Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury or 'Bess of Hardwick'.
Sudbury Hall, which featured in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre, is a grand 17th-century family home. Experience the richly decorated interiors, including woodcarving by Grinling Gibbons, and the Great Staircase.
This Medieval and Tudor manor house is an absolute gem. Inside, there is a fine example of a medieval kitchen; and an Elizabethan long gallery - the most modern room in the house!
Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park Welcome to Lyme Park. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.