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Home to some of the UK’s most breathaking architecture and beautiful gardens, Derbyshire and the Peak District boasts plenty of stately homes you need to visit. These special locations are made even more magical during the festive season, with a range of themed events and markets to get you in the Christmas spirit. Here's our guide to some of the best stately homes to visit in Derbyshire and the Peak District this Christmas.


Chatsworth House at Christmas

Chatsworth House

Often described as ‘the jewel in the Peak District’s crown’, Chatsworth House will be decorated for Christmas in spectacular style. Whilst Chatsworth Christmas Market (one of the country's best festive events) takes place outside, the House will be decorated for the theme 'Once upon a time...'. Inviting visitors to enter a land of make-believe, Christmas at Chatsworth (until 6th Jan 2018) will see storytellers roaming the halls as scenes from favourite fairy-tales leap off the pages. By nightfall, experience the enchanting Christmas Twilight evenings, where you can enjoy a mince pie, wine and live music while favourite childhood stories come alive around you.
Bakewell DE45 1PP


Renishaw Hall at Christmas

Renishaw Hall

From 29th November-2nd December 2018, Christmas at Renishaw will see this historic home in North Derbyshire once again open its doors for the festive season. With the newly-refreshed Café serving a home-cooked menu, the award-winning gardens open for winter walks and guided tours of the historic Hall - which will be decorated for Christmas - there will be plenty for visitors to see and do.
Renishaw, nr Chesterfield S21 3WB


Haddon Hall at Christmas

Haddon Hall

Often referred to as ‘the most perfect house to survive from the Middle Ages’, Haddon Hall will be beautifully decorated for 'Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales' from 1st-23rd December 2018. In honour of the Hall’s history as a ‘sleeping beauty’ left untouched for 300 years, Haddon's Christmas celebrations will have a fairy-tale theme. Adding to the festive atmosphere will be daily Christmas Musical Recitals held in front of the fire in the Banqueting Hall, whilst Christmas Candlelight Tours on selected dates will allow visitors to enjoy the rooms during twilight hours.
Bakewell DE45 1LA


Bolsover Castle

This fairy-tale Stuart mansion will be embracing the festive spirit at weekends from 1st-23rd December 2018, when visitors can see Father Christmas at Bolsover Castle, telling tales of Christmas past amidst the yuletide decorations. On 19th December, the castle’s Riding School will be the remarkable backdrop for a carol concert with the Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir.
English Heritage, Bolsover S44 6PR


Hardwick Hall

A glittering welcome awaits at the National Trust's Hardwick Hall this Christmas. From 24th November-23rd December 2018, magical delights will be found inside and out this amazing Elizabethan country house. Follow the advent trail through the park and gardens, explore some of the Hall's impressive rooms decorated for the season, then warm-up in the restaurant with festive treats.
National Trust, Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ


Tissington Hall

Home to the FitzHerbert family since 1609, Tissington Hall will be transformed for the theme of ‘Christmas in Neverland’ from 17th November-3rd December 2018 (private bookings Mon-Fri, public opening Sat-Sun). Fly with Peter Pan into the magical world of Neverland with its ticking crocidle and mischievous fairy, dine with Captain Hook and uncover the magic of Christmas. An unforgettable experience for the whole family!
Tissington, Ashbourne DE6 1RA

Feeling Inspired?
Why not make the most of your visit and stay over in one of the area's beautiful hotels or holiday cottages - decorated for the Christmas season. Click here to search accommodation  in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

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