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.

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 artifacts. 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, childrens farmyard and activity centre. 

Eyam Hall


01433 631976

An unspoilt Jacbean manor House and its delightful garden retains its 17th century layout.

Haddon Hall


01629 812855

A fortified medeavil 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 centurytapestries and embroideries. There is an orchard and herb garden to explore.

Kedleston Hall

National Trust

01332 842191

Neo classical with magnificent paintings, scuptures 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, statutary and Bakewells famous birdcage. Many unusual plants.

Renishaw Hall


01246 432310

Beautiful Italianate gardens, cafe, museuma nd galleries. Woodland and lakeside walks. Available for weddings.

Shugborough Estate


0845 4598900

Traditional baking, chesse 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 platerwork on main staircase. Museum of childhood for children and adults alike to enjoy.

Arkwrights Mill


01629 824297

Water powerd 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 boats.

D H Lawrence Birthplace Museum


01773 763312

D H Lawrences 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 developemnt illustrated by graphics and artifacts.

The Galleries of Justice


0115 952 0555

Police galleries, prison, exhibitions and Victorian court. Resource centre, shops and cafe.

Galdstone 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, flou floors oft he Old Hall are still accessible.

Masson Mills


01629 581001

An excellent example of Sir Richard Arlwrights cotton mills. Working rextile museum, shopping village, licensed restuarant.

Mr Straws Hous

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, Visctorian kitchen, costumes.

The Old Manor

National Trust

01283 585337

Stone built medieval hall, built between the 13th adn 15th centuries, witha rare king post roof, undercroft 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 idylic 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. Musem.

Wingfield Manor

English Heritage

Impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house, with a huge undercrofted Great Hall and a defensible High Tower.

Winster Market House

Naional Trust

01335 350503

Late 17th, early 18th centrury market house, information room and scale model of Winster Village.

The Wirksworth Heritage



01629 825225

Exhibitions and animated displays, exciting places to explore, gift shop, art gallery , restuarant.

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.