AboutFlanked by the river Manifold, Hinckley woods and the rounded hills of Thorpe Cloud, Ilam Park is an enchanting oasis of tranquillity. Remove yourself from the rugged landscape of the countryside as you are immersed in the formal grandeur of the manicured landscape.
Ilam Park, at the southern end of the Manifold valley, consists of Ilam Hall (Youth Hostel) and remnants of its gardens, ancient semi-natural woodland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and open parkland with well preserved 'ridge and furrow' from medieval agriculture. There are large areas of grassland around the visitors' car park and the Hall where visitors can enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful setting. A small garden has been created on the site of the old Italian Garden situated below the stableblock.
While you here why not visit our Manifold Tea rooms - Traditional tea room serving hot and cold food. Range of drinks, snacks and light lunches including home-made specials available and a children's menu.
Visitor centre has exhibition on Ilam and South Peak Estate.
Manifold Tea Room
Traditional tea room serving hot and cold food. Range of drinks, snacks and light lunches including home-made specials available. Also children's menu.
NT Gift Shop
National Trust shop selling a range of branded gifts, cards, maps, walks leaflets and books.
- National Trust Property
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Accepts groups
- Dogs accepted
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Free Parking
- Parking with charge
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Disabled toilets
Map & Directions
4½ml North West of Ashbourne. Bus services - Glovers 443 from Ashbourne, Thur and Sat only, with connections from Derby; otherwise Bowers 442 Buxton-Ashbourne, alight Thorpe, 2ml. Cycling - National Cycle Route 68 2ml.
Ordnance survey reference 119:SK132507
Accessible by Public Transport.