National Trust

Derbyshire and the Peak District has an amazing number of properties and monuments belonging to the National Trust, English Heritage, or private owners. For lovers of history and nostalgia this lovely county has a wealth of places to explore and enjoy.

For visitors to Derbyshire and the Peak District requiring either self catering accommodation  or bed and breakfast please click below.

Bolsover Castle and
Visitor Centre English Heritage
01246 823349
Of Norman origin, but rebuilt and enlarged in 1613.  Substantial building to enjoy. Discovery centre and tearoom.
Calke Abbey
National Trust
01332 863822
Step back in time with collections from around the world. A baroque mansion full of artefacts. Restored orangery and 600 acres of nature reserve to explore.
Chatsworth House
01629 812855
A jewel in Derbyshire, this magnificent stately home is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Full of treasures, with gardens, garden centre, farm shop, children’s farmyard and activity centre.
Eyam Hall
01433 631976
An unspoilt Jacobean manor House and its delightful garden retains its 17th century layout.
Haddon Hall
01629 812855
A fortified medieval manor house, kitchens, banqueting hall and 16th century long gallery. Beautiful rose gardens.
Hardwick Hall
National Trust
01246 850430
A wonderful Tudor House, set in fine historic parklands. A treasure of 1th and 17th century tapestries and embroideries. There is an orchard and herb garden to explore.
Kedleston Hall
National Trust
01332 842191
Neo classical with magnificent paintings, sculptures and furniture. Collections from around the world. Parkland with cascades, lakes and walks.
Melbourne Hall
01332 862502
A delightful 18th century style garden with clipped yews, fountains, statutory and Bakewell’s famous birdcage. Many unusual plants.
Renishaw Hall
01246 432310
Beautiful Italianate gardens, cafe, museum and galleries. Woodland and lakeside walks.
Shugborough Estate
0845 4598900
Traditional baking, cheese making, milling and brewing, craft activities and spring animals at the farm.
Staunton Harold
National Trust
01332 863822
An imposing church set in attractive parkland. Original 18th century cushions, carved woodwork and painted ceilings.
Sudbury Hall and Museum
of Childhood
National Trust
01283 585305
Beautiful late 17th century house, impressive plasterwork on main staircase. Museum of childhood for children and adults alike to enjoy.
Arkwrights Mill
01629 824297
Water powered cotton  spinning mill, on the Derwent Valley heritage trail. Cotton museum and shopping outlet with restaurant.
Caudwells Mill
01629 734374
Victorian water turbine powered roller flour mill and early mill machinery.
Derby Cathedral
01332 341201
Founded in the 10th century, with a 16th century tower that dominates the Derby skyline.
Derby Industrial Museum
01332 255308
Collection of Rolls Royce historic aero engines and industrial history of Derby.
Derwent Valley Visitor Centre
01773 880474
Examines the areas  as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, an interesting museum in the 7 storey Belper Mill. River gardens, bandstand and
D H Lawrence Birthplace Museum
01773 763312
D H Lawrence’s early childhood and an accurate example of working class life in Victorian times. Exhibition area, craft centre and gift shop.
Erewash Museum
0115 907 1141
18th Century house with historic collections arranged in room settings.
Eyam Museum
01433 631371
The story of the plague of 1665/1666. A local development illustrated by graphics and artefacts.
The Galleries of Justice
0115 952 0555
Police galleries, prison, exhibitions and Victorian court. Resource centre, shops and cafe.
Gladstone Pottery Museum
01782 237777
Unique working museum with original workshops, bottle kilns and galleries.
Glossop Heritage Centre
01457 869176
Illustrating the areas past from pre history to the 20th century.
Hardwick Old Hall
English Heritage
The roofless former home of Bess of Hardwick, four floors of the Old Hall are still accessible.
Masson Mills
01629 581001
An excellent example of Sir Richard Arkwright’s cotton mills. Working textile museum, shopping village, licensed restaurant.
Mr Straws House
National Trust
01909 482380
A 1920′s house with a fascinating collection of household items, costumes and memorabilia. Lovely traditional suburban garden.
The Old House Museum
01629 813642
Tudor House with original wattle and daub screen. Open chamber, Victorian kitchen, costumes.
The Old Manor
National Trust
01283 585337
Stone built medieval hall, built between the 13th and 15th centuries, with a rare king post roof, under croft and cellars.
Peveril Castle
English Heritage
01433 620613
Remains of a small late Norman Keep.
Pickfords House Museum
01332 255363
Museum of Georgian life and costume, shop.
Revolution House
01246 345727
17th century country furniture and local history. Site of the revolution plot which brought William and Mary to the throne.
Stainsby Mill
National Trust
01246 850430
A fully functioning 19th century water mill in an idyllic rural setting.
Sutton Scarsdale Hall
English Heritage
The imposing shell of a grandiose Georgian Mansion, columned exterior, contemporary garden remains, ha-ha and parish church.
Tutbury Castle
01283 812129
Medieval Castle ruined during the civil war. Museum.
Wingfield Manor
English Heritage
Impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house, with a huge under crofted Great Hall and a defensible High Tower.
Winster Market House
National Trust
01335 350503
Late 17th, early 18th century market house, information room and scale model of Winster Village.
The Wirksworth Heritage Centre
01629 825225
Exhibitions and animated displays, exciting places to explore, gift shop, art gallery , restaurant.
Arbor Low and Gib Hill Barrow
English Heritage
A Neolithic henge monument amid high moorland, nearby is enigmatic Gib Hill a large burial ground.
Blue John Cavern, mine
01433 620642
Caves are some of the finest in Great Britain. The Ollershaw collection of Blue John and Crown Derby
Clumber Park
National Trust
Parkland and woods with outstanding Gothic revival chapel, walled kitchen garden, cycle hire, restaurant.
Cresswell Crags
Famous limestone gorge with caves and lake. Early cave art, tours, museum and visitor centre.
High Peak Estate
National Trust
01433 670368
Great walking country, renowned for rare wildlife and bird breeding. Climb Mam Tor, walk to Kinder Scout or see Odin Mine.
Hob Hursts House
English Heritage
A square prehistoric burial mound with earthwork ditch and outer bank.
Longshaw Estate
National Trust
01433 637907
Great walking, dramatic panoramic views, woodland and farms. See the wildlife at Padley Gorge.
Middleton Top
01629 823204
Restored steam engine house built in 1829 by the Butterly Company. Cycle hire here.
Nine Ladies Stone Circle
English Heritage
Early bronze age stone circle, part of a complex of standing stones on Stanton Moor.
Woollaton Hall and Deer Park
0115 915 3900
Excellent natural history museum in an Elizabethan mansion, spectacular gardens and parkland with deer.
Tissington Hall
Beautiful historic mansion house in centre of private Tissington Estate.
Thornbridge Hall
Historic Mansion near Ashford in the Water
St Marys and All Saints Church Chesterfield
The Crooked Spire
One of a kind, The Crooked Spire of St Mary’s and All Saints Church, Chesterfield
The Cathedral in the Peak

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