Derbyshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Derbyshire Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others) many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Derbyshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed


Bolsover Castle (EH) - ‘Little Castle’ has remarkable wall-paintings and interiors, and the Riding House is the earliest such building in England to survive complete, built in the ruins of the 11th century castle, Fountain Garden, indoor Riding School, seasonal Cavalier Horsemanship displays, café - Accessible toilets, wheelchair loan, "The Little Castle is not accessible to wheelchair users but interpretation boards are located in the Riding House. Terrace Range, Venus Garden and parts of Riding House and Stables have level access with good viewpoints. Disabled access to some parts of the Riding House and Terrace Range is subject to seasonal changes""Grounds are all accessible, with routes around the property on level, impacted gravel paths"


Calke Abbey - "The un-stately home and country estate ... portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story" - Part furnished house, interesting outbuildings, walled garden, extensive parkland (a National Nature Reserve), walks, cafe, shop - Wheelchair access to parts of the house, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, tramper available


Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, 16 generations of the Cavendish family, a palace in all but name with over 30 rooms, works of art, gardens, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, 1000 acres of parkland, farmyard, cafés, restaurants, shops - The house is wheelchair accessible, manual wheelchairs available, lift, but mobility scooters cannot be used inside the house, gardens are accessible with buggy tours from outside the Orangery, sensory garden, farmyard is accessible, Carriage House and Cavendish restaurants are fully accessible, accessible toilets, audio tour of the house, Induction loops are installed at the house, garden and farmyard entrances, A British Sign Language interpreter is also available by prior arrangement only.


Eyam Hall and Craft Centre - Eyam is famous as "the plague village" that made the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the spread of the deadly plague. Eyam Hall, Jacobean manor house built in 1672, has paintings and furniture from 11 generations of the Wright family. Craft centre, cafe, shop - Wheelchair access to ground floor of the Hall, although some uneven surfaces. Steps to first floor and Garden - Accessible toilet and baby changing facilities available in the Craft Centre


Haddon Hall and Gardens - Bakewell - "probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Present-day Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century", Elizabethan terraced gardens, restaurant, shop - access for visitors with disabilities and wheelchair users is restricted in both house and gardens, accessible toilet


Hardwick Hall (NT) - created by Bess of Hardwick in the 16th century, explore the parkland, rose garden, and enjoy the splendour of the house - Accessible toilets in the Stableyard, baby changing facilities, wheelchair access to ground floor of hall, gardens and Lady Spencer's Walk, Sensory experience in the Herb Garden, accessible garden route


Kedleston Hall (NT) - 18th-century Neo-classical mansion with Adam interiors and parkland, extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, cafe, shop - wheelchair access to building, adapted toilet, baby-changing facilities


Renishaw Hall - nr. Sheffield - owned by the Sitwell family since 1625, guided tours of the Hall, gardens, museum, vineyard, café, shop - accessible toilet and baby changing facilities next to the Gallery Cafe. A Wheelchair accessible route and map of the garden is available at the visitor centre, offer wheelchair and mobility scooter hire


Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood - Late 17th-century house with lavish interiors, Museum of Childhood, woodland play area, cafe, shop - Wheelchair access limited the Hall has stepped entrances on all sides, Museum of Childhood is accessible by wheelchairs and has a lift, accessible toilets & baby changing facilities are located in the stableyard and in the Museum of Childhood


Tissington Hall - (open on selected dates) - built in 1609 by Francis FitzHerbert and is still owned and lived in by the family, houses the Main Hall, the Dining Room, 2 State Drawing-Rooms and various associated rooms and a Library boasts a collection of over 3,000 books, tea rooms in the village - We have no accessibility information for this site



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