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Elvaston Country Park

(Derbyshire Gardens )

      
Elvaston Derbyshire England
Description : 

Elvaston Castle Country Park is truly magical and steeped in history. Its formal gardens and wider parkland still inspire and surprise today.

 


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Haddon Hall

(Derbyshire Attractions)

      
Bakewell Derbyshire England
Description : 

Haddon Hall has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years, always enchanting visitors with its beauty and atmosphere.

 


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Haddon Hall

(Derbyshire Historic Buildings)

      
Bakewell Derbyshire England
Description : 

Haddon Hall has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years, always enchanting visitors with its beauty and atmosphere.


Home to Lord and Lady Edward Manners, Haddon Hall is one of England's most elegant and timeless stately homes, and a magnificent example of a fortified manor house. Enjoying fine Tudor and Elizabethan architecture, visitors to the Hall can experience the grandeur on display, marvel at the rare 15th Century frescoes in the Chapel, be enthralled by the surviving tapestries adorning the walls and savour the plethora of roses which blanket the limestone walls in a sonnet of pale pinks and whites.

From the exquisite Long Gallery, to the magnificent Great Hall and the medieval Chapel, with its beautifully carved alabaster retablo, Haddon Hall has been the choice of many film directors, with three productions of Jane Eyre, The Princess Bride and BBC's Gunpowder filmed on site, to name but a few.
Haddon Hall is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies in two of its most magnificent rooms, The Tudor panelled Parlour and the Elizabethan Long Gallery, as well as within the walled gardens in the Garden Pavilion.

Visitors and tour groups can immerse themselves in centuries of history, art and craftsmanship, and stroll around the Hall's magnificent cascading gardens, designed by award-winning garden designer Arne Maynard.

Each year, Haddon Hall boasts a list of events to entertain all ages, some returning year-on-year because of great popularity, some special events only occurring once.

Guided walks can be enjoyed on various dates over the year and at various intervals throughout the day, for free.

The Hall also has a restaurant, selling hot drinks, sandwiches and sweet treats.

Open from 10:30am-5pm, admission to the Hall is set at £16.75 for adults, £15.75 for concessions, £13.50 for students and free for children. Discount is available for groups, and tickets for events can be purchased on the website, please go to www.haddonhall.co.uk for more information.
Free Guided Tours of the Hall and/or Gardens are included in your admission ticket.

Free Guided Walk through the Estate – no charge payable but this does not give access to the Hall and Gardens.

2019 Events

April      

5th – 7th                  Spring Artisan Market
12th                         First Day of Summer Season
15th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
19th – 22nd             Easter Weekend – Music, Archery Easter Egg Hunt, Face Paintng and much more.
22nd                        Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
29th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

May      

2nd                          Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
6th                           Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

11th – 12th              John Savile's Household and The Beaufort Companye
18th-19th                 Hall Closed for a private event
20th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
25th – 27th              Archery
27th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

June      

3rd                           Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
5th – 9th                  Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
6th                           Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
10th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
15th – 16th              Archery
17th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
24th                         Free Guided tour of the Hall and Gardens for individuals
30th                         Plant Fair

July

1st                           Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
8th                           Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
11th                         Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
15th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
22nd                        Free Guided tour of the Hall and Gardens for individuals
26th – 28th              Archery
26th – 28th              Summer Artisan Market
29th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

August  

5th                           Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
12th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
15th                         Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
19th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
24th – 26th              Archery
26th                         Free Guided tour of the Hall and Gardens for individuals

September         

2nd                          Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
6th – 30th                Oak Matters Exhibition
9th                           Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
16th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
23rd                         Free Guided tour of the Hall and Gardens for individuals
26th                         Free Guided Walk through the Estate for individuals
30th                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals

October               

7th                           Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
14th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
19th – 31st              Halloween Half Term Week (tbc)
21st                         Free Guided Tour of the Hall for individuals
28th                         Free Guided Tour of the Gardens for individuals
29th, 30th, 31st       Halloween Evening tours – An unusual and intriguing evening tour which explores the
                                Pagan roots of Halloween and the superstitions of English Medieval Society.
                                £27.50 including a Halloween cocktail.

November          

13th                        VIP Christmas Artisan Shopping Event  - 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Invitation Event
14th – 17th             Christmas Artisan Market - held inside Haddon Hall daily from 10.30am – 5.00pm

December           

1st to 23rd              Christmas at Haddon Hall
5th – 7th                 Christmas Evening Candlelight Tours - Pre-booking only
13th – 14th             Christmas Evening Candlelight Tours - Pre-booking only
16th – 19th             Christmas Evening Candlelight Tours - Pre-booking only

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Midland Railway, Butterley

(Derbyshire Attractions)

             
Ripley Derbyshire England
Description : 

As soon as you enter Butterley Station you are transported back in time. The station building has been lovingly re created on its original site even down to the milk churns and egg boxes in the booking hall.

 


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Melbourne Hall Gardens

(Derbyshire Historic Buildings)

      
Melbourne Derbyshire England
Description : 

Melbourne Hall Gardens are open from Apr - Sept on Weds, Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1.30-5.30 and every afternoon in August from 2pm - 5pm when the Hall is open (except for the first three Mondays in August).

Melbourne Hall Gardens with its broad sweeps of lawn, avenues and unexpected vistas is one of the best known formal gardens in the country and is the best surviving early 18th century English garden in the manner of le Notre.

It was laid out by Rt. Hon Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain to Queen Anne, with help from the garden landscape designers George London and Henry Wise in the formal style. It is noted for its long tunnel of Yew, its wrought iron pagoda created by Robert Bakewell and its statuary by Jan van Nost, notably the Four seasons monument, a gift from Queen Anne.

Lord Ralph Kerr took over running the Melbourne estate in 1987. His wife Lady Ralph Kerr is a painter of both portraits and landscapes. Since taking on the garden she has embarked on an extensive programme of restoration and planting within the original layout, and garnered praise from right across the British gardening community. Her eye for colour and detail means that the Melbourne garden is a haven of delightful and unusual specimen trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders.

Melbourne Hall itself has a well-documented history and has been the home to two Prime Ministers, Lord Melbourne (Queen Victoria's friend and confidant) and Lord Palmerston.

As William Lamb, Lord Melbourne's wife the celebrated Lady Caroline Lamb spent time at the hall.

Melbourne Hall remains a lived-in family home, accounting for its warm and welcoming atmosphere.

 

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