Historic Houses & Castles
If exploring castles, historic houses and stately homes is your perfect way to spend a day, then the Peak District & Derbyshire is a great place to visit. With estates such as Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Renishaw Hall we’ve got some of the best in the country.
Chatsworth, having been the film location for the recent film adaptation of Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, is known for being one of the most stunning stately homes in the country. The house and gardens are a glorious day out in Derbyshire and are sure to impress every visitor!
Haddon Hall is a house with soaked rich in history. Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in the world. With parts dating back to from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, after that time the house was empty for over two hundred years until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland took on the massive restoration job of making it habitable once again. Its stunning medieval Chapel and gorgeous gardens are what keep visitors coming back again and again.
On top of those, Derbyshire has a wealth of National Trust properties such as Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Eyam Hall and Sudbury Hall and English Heritage's Bolsover and Peveril Castles.