Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire - built by Robert Adam. Home of the Curzon family
The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages
Kedleston Hall and Park
The interior includes the Marble Hall and is one of the best examples of Robert Adam's interiors in England, all the more because it has seen very little alteration since its completion. The state rooms are on a grand scale and have particularly good collections of paintings and original furniture. A museum of remarkable furniture and artefacts collected by Lord Curzon (1859 - 1925) when he was Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 is housed in the Eastern Museum.
The Park covers 820 acres and was also designed by Robert Adam who created the five lakes as well as various smaller buildings and walks. Entrance to the Park takes you over the Adam Bridge and the lakes are home to a variety of wildfowl. There are two established walks of one and two hours duration and tours are available of the Fishing Room and Boat Houses which have been recently restored. There are picnic tables near the car park.
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How to get there
Kedleston Hall lies just near to the village of Kedleston, off the minor road which links Derby with Weston Underwood. Take the road north out of Derby (Kedleston Road) past Derby University and then fork left.
By Bus: The 109 service between Derby and Ashbourne goes past the gate. It is a walk of about 2km from there through the park to the house
By Train: Derby is the nearest railway station.
When is it open?
The House and church are open from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm (last entry 4.15pm) from Feb 25th to 30th October - Saturday-Thursday. Gardens are open between the same dates 10.00am to 6.00pm every day.
The Park is open 10.00 am - 4.00 pm every day from January 1st to Feb 12th and 31st October to 31st December, and 10.00am to 6.00pm the rest of the year.
What does it cost?
Gift Aid Admission (Standard prices in brackets)
House and Grounds: Adult: £14.30 (£13.00)/ Child £7.15(£6.50)/ Family £35.75(£32.50)
Park & Garden only: Adult £6.50(£5.90)/ Child £3.25(£2.95)/ Family £16.25(£14.75).
Reduced rate when arriving by public transport, cycle or on foot. (park & garden ticket refundable against tickets for house).
National Trust Members free - with valid membership card.
Check for current times and prices on 01332 842191.
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