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Historic Houses

Enjoy adding a cultural dimension to your holiday? The Peak District & Derbyshire are home to some of England’s great houses and estates, including Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and Keddleston Hall.

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Haddon Hall

Distance: 9.8 miles from the Park.

A stunning English Tudor manor house, it has been described as “The most perfect house to survive from the Middle Ages’’. With magnificent Elizabethan-terraced gardens running down to the banks of the River Wye.

Haddon Hall

For full details visit Haddon Hall website.

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Keddleston Hall

Distance: 19 miles from the Park. National Trust.

A spectacular Neo-classical mansion, Keddleston Hall is set in 820 acres of historic parkland. The house, which was designed for lavish entertaining, displays an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, and is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam.

Keddleston Hall

For full details visit Keddleston Hall website.

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Hardwick Hall

Distance: 25 miles from the Park. National Trust.

Hardwick Hall is one of the earliest examples of the English interpretation of Renaissance architecture. Built between 1590 and 1597 for the formidable Bess of Hardwick, the interiors of the Hall are amongst the most exciting in England, in particular, the Great Chamber and the Long Gallery. It contains a magnificent collection of tapestry and period needlework.

There are many great walks through the 300 acres of gardens, woods and meadows.

Hardwick Hall

For full details visit Hardwick Hall website.

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Chatsworth House

Distance: 12 miles from the Park.

Chatsworth House is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

Today, Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4,000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash.


Famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, its Victorian rock garden and maze, there is something for everyone in the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden.

Farmyard & Playground

The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973.

What child doesn’t love to meet ponies and lambs, take a trailer ride, and then swing, climb and splash around in the great outdoors?

So, if your young ones like to meet animals, make new friends, try new things and play all day, they are going to love our farmyard and playground. There are also special activities during Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

For full details visit Chatsworth House website.

Whilst every effort is made to keep the information on the AREA GUIDE of this site up to date we recommend you don’t rely solely on the information provided, before setting out on a journey to visit a particular attraction.

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