Stately homes and historic houses in the Peak District and surrounding counties
There are a variety of Stately homes to visit in the Peak District, Derbyshire and surrounding areas. Some of them are simply ruins or part ruined whilst others have been highly developed but not spoilt. For example, at Hardwick Hall and Shugborough there are costume days where the staff dress up in period costume, herb gardens and other sensory gardens, family activities, walks in the grounds and more. The Peak District is truly a great place to visit if you are interested in England’s historic houses.
Haddon Hall and Gardens is a 12th century Tudor fortified house close to Bakewell.
Early season visitors are treated to a display of colour from the bulbs, soon after these have died back, the roses fill the air with their scent – Read more…
The best known of the stately homes in the Peak District.
It is surrounded by an extensive park, a large part of which is freely open to the public, courtesy of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Sheep and deer abound – Read more…
The imposing hall of the Derbyshire Peak District village of Eyam.
Eyam Hall is built of local gritstone and was built between 1671 and 1676. It actually was a rebuilding project carried out by Thomas Wright who was the younger son of a local family – Read more…
Calke Abbey is situated to the south of Derby, near the village of Ticknall and not far from the town of Melbourne.
The surrounding park with it’s varied terrain and many paths through woodlands, has been designated a National Nature Reserve.
Other stately homes in or near to the Peak District include Hardwick Hall (as in Bess of Hardwick)Renishaw Hall, close to Eckington, Tissington Hall, Kedleston Hall just north of Derby and Shugborough in Staffordshire