Houses and Gardens

Country Houses

Lyme Park - House and Gardens (NT)

The house is finely furnished and particularly notable for its Mortlake tapestries, wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons and a collection of English clocks. It has formal gardens and is set in an extensive park.

Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has fine gardens 

Haddon Hall is the finest example of a medieval manor house currently in existence in England. The hall is one of the seats of the Dukes of Rutland and lies alongside the River Wye, just south of Bakewell.

Hardwick Hall (NT) is one of Britain's finest Elizabethan houses built for Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, who moved in to her latest creation in October 1597.

Kedleston Hall (NT) is a classical Palladian mansion built for the first Baron Scarsdale between 1759 and 1765.

Calke Abbey (NT) is a most unusual property formerly belonging to the Harpur family who had lived there since 1622 and were noted for their reclusive eccentricity.


Local Gardens

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