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Elvaston Castle Country Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Borrowash Rd, A6120, Elvaston, Derby DE72 3EP, UK

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About Elvaston Castle Country Park

Elvaston Castle is a gothic revival masterpiece designed by James Wyatt in the early 1800s based on the original house dating back to 1633. The gardens are locally renowned for their rockwork structures and fine examples of topiary originally introduced and designed by William Barron in the 19th Century. The country park has 200 acres of woodlands, parkland, and formal gardens.

Attractions Near Elvaston Castle Country Park

Elvaston Castle
Elvaston Castle0.1km from Elvaston Castle Country Park

Elvaston Castle is a stately home in Elvaston, Derbyshire, England. The Gothic Revival castle and surrounding parkland is run and owned by Derbyshire County Council as a country park known as Elvaston Castle Country Park. Its Country Park has approximately 321 acres of open parkland, woodland, and more formal historical gardens. One of the iconic attractions in this area.

Donington Park Circuit
Donington Park Circuit7.07km from Elvaston Castle Country Park

One of the most internationally-renowned and historically significant circuits in the world, Donington Park continues to host major national and international events and has benefitted from a multi-million-pound program of improvements from new operator MSV. As well as a famous motorsport venue, Donington is also celebrated as the host of the Download rock festival, which attracts tens of thousands of music fans each year. The venue also holds a wide variety of exhibitions, shows, and other musi

East Midlands Aeropark
East Midlands Aeropark7.48km from Elvaston Castle Country Park

The Aeropark is both an aviation museum and a viewing area where you can study the preserved planes of yesteryear or watch the modern airliners of today taking-off and landing at a growing international passenger and cargo airport. The museum includes a large number of aircraft on external display and also offers two viewing mounds for watching aircraft arriving and departing East Midlands Airport.

Cat and Fiddle Lane
Cat and Fiddle Lane7.54km from Elvaston Castle Country Park

The 7.5mile stretch of road between Macclesfield and Buxton, in the county of Cheshire, has been named the most dangerous road in Britain. Known locally as Cat and Fiddle, it should more fittingly be dubbed 'the widow-maker' because of its mounting death toll. It is famous for its scenic views across the Greater Manchester conurbation, the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire Plain, and for its many bends. It is extremely popular with motorcyclists and is often classed as the most danger

Melbourne Hall The Gardens
Melbourne Hall The Gardens8.27km from Elvaston Castle Country Park

Melbourne Hall has the best surviving example of the work of London and Wise. It represents the French style in England. It was not a seat of power in the eighteenth century but Lord Melbourne was prime minister when Queen Victoria came to power in 1837. It has a parterre, avenues, basins, lead statuary, an excellent wrought iron arbor, and a yew tunnel.

Staunton Harold Reservoir
Staunton Harold Reservoir9.75km from Elvaston Castle Country Park

This beautiful 210-acre reservoir was built in 1964. It has a visitor center and wildflower meadow. You can enjoy bird watching, dinghy, and sailboarding with the Staunton Harold Sailing Club. The reservoir also includes two nature reserves, coarse fishing and the Staunton Harold Sailing Club. Has an events programme and features a large adventure play area.

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Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.