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Castles & Historic Houses

The Peak District and Derbyshire has many of the world's most beautiful and illustrious stately homes and gardens.

If exploring castles, historic houses and stately homes is your perfect way to spend a day, then the Peak District and Derbyshire is the perfect place to visit. The area is home to some of England's finest stately homes, many of which have featured on screen in Hollywood blockbusters and renowned TV dramas.

With estates such as Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Renishaw Hall, plus numerous National Trust properties to explore, the area is a haven for lovers of history and heritage. On this page, you can discover some of the best stately homes and historic houses in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

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Elvaston Castle Country Park

Elvaston Castle Country Park is truly magical and steeped in history. Its formal gardens and wider parkland still inspire and surprise today.


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Thornbridge Hall

Thornbridge Hall is a Grade II listed stately home in the heart of the peak district. It is surrounded by 12 acres of quintessentially English gardens


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Chatsworth

Chatsworth, home to the Devonshire family, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent.


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Hardwick Old Hall

Hardwick Old Hall is currently closed for conservation. If you are visiting National Trust Hardwick Hall, please make sure to check their website for…


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Tatton Park

Tatton Park is often quoted as England's most complete historic estate, with its fine Georgian mansion full of art treasures and original furnishings.


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Bolsover Castle

This hilltop castle was built as a fashionable retreat for 17th-Century courtiers to entertain influential guests. Now its reputation for revelry…


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Hardwick Hall

Home to one of the most influential women in the Elizabethan realm, Hardwick Hall is the culmination of the personality and ambition of its builder…


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Revolution House

Once an alehouse, Revolution House takes its name from the Revolution of 1688. The site of a meeting between three local noblemen who began the plot…


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Kedleston Hall

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


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Calke Abbey

Poised somewhere between gentle neglect and downright dereliction, Calke Abbey is unlike other great country estates.


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Renishaw Hall & Gardens

Renishaw Hall and Gardens have been home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years. The present owner, Alexandra Sitwell, welcomes you to visit her…


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Sutton Scarsdale Hall

This dramatic 18th Century hilltop ruin of an imposing baroque mansion still retains remnants of its former rich plaster decoration.


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