Houses To Visit
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Dates back to the late 17th early 18th Century when cheese and cattle fairs featured prominently in the daily life of the area.
Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567. It is described by Simon Jenkins in 1000 Best Houses as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”.
The world’s first successful water-powered cotton spinning mills, built by Sir Richard Arkwright between 1771 and 1791 to start the Industrial Revolution. The site enjoys Grade I status and is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Built in the 1560’s by Bess of Hardwick it was used by the Earl of Shrewsbury to detain Mary Queen of Scots and is now the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house is a treasure trove and the garden, largely designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown is regularly voted second only to Kew.
Built in 1671, just six years after the plague devastated Eyam, it is a wonderfully unspoilt example of a grit-stone Jacobean manor house. Home of the Wright family for eleven generations.
A spectacular 18th Century mansion by Robert Adam. The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th- century and continue to live at the Hall.
Built by the Peveril family in the 12th century, Bolsover Castle has a chequered history of siege, dereliction and rebuilding over the centuries by a multitude of owners.
“More glass than Wall”. The house was designed for Bess of Hardwick, in the late 16th century and remained in that family until it was handed over to HM Treasury in lieu of Estate Duty in 1956.
Newly refurbished to provide a blend of contemporary style and traditional detailing, the Old Shoulder of Mutton provides luxury accommodation for visitors to the beautiful Peak District National Park.
Within the picturesque village of Winster, ideally located for Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Matlock.