Amazing stately homes
Chatsworth – the most famous stately home
One of the county’s most famous stately homes is Chatsworth. It is known as the “Palace of the Peaks” and has a magnificent house and gardens. The house has wonderful artworks, amazing rooms and a fascinating history, then the beautiful gardens with an abundance of spectacular water features and impressive views too mean it’s well worth a visit. There is also a farmyard for children, an award-winning farm shop and lots of wonderful walks around the park. Chatsworth also hold many events and exhibitions throughout the year.
And there’s lots of other interesting stately homes nearby too…
Haddon Hall – an Elizabethan hall used in many tv and film adaptations of Jane Eyre
Kedleston Hall – a Georgian hall only 10 minutes down the road
Calke Abbey – an unstately stately home, one which time completely forgot about
Hardwick Hall – an Elizabethan house owned by Bess of Hardwick, an interesting character
Sudbury Hall – a restoration mansion with a museum of childhood attached
Transport connections to and from Belper are good.
There are railway and bus stations in the town, which have links to local towns and cities such as Nottingham, Derby, Ashbourne and Matlock.